It was a jam-packed Alexander Wang day for me yesterday, starting with a visit backstage pre-show and ending with the designer’s frat house themed after-party. Along the way I picked up a few interesting nuggets of information, got to talk to Carine Roitfeld, and even played beer pong. Oh, and I saw his spring 2012 collection, too.
My first stop was backstage, which was a pretty relaxed and mellow affair, punctuated by a visit from a street-style-star-in-the-making, which caused every editor there to run out with cameras blazing. The subject? Wang’s 21-month-old niece, Aila, who was decked out in full-on Alex Wang--including bag with fur danglers, racer back tank, leather circle skirt--and Converse platform sneakers. I chatted with mom Aimee, Wang’s sister-in-law (who also works for the company) about her well-dressed offspring, who made a splash last year after being photographed in a black fur chubby and Chanel purse.
It was a jam-packed
“She has a lot of custom-made Alex,” Aimie told me. When asked if Alex would ever do a kid’s line she said, “I’m hoping.” Soon? Pause. “Um, I’m hoping.” Many designers have taken the plunge into
The Wang-filled day ended with a party decorated to look like a frat house. Blow-up sex dolls, Playboy centerfolds taped up everywhere, beer pong tables, kegs, Jello shots, and video games set the tone. (And can I just say that fashion people have no idea how to play beer pong--having gone to a Big Ten school, I am something of a connoisseur of this sport.) Alex danced with abandon, mingling with the likes of Cathy Horyn and a gaggle of models.
I loved my day in Wang’s World and can’t wait to go back.
*Runway photos: Imaxtree