Culture Spotting: Is Alex Wang the New Ghesquière?

Written by emilyc

According to WWD, Alexander Wang is the chosen one when it comes to Nicolas Ghesquière’s replacement. Oh, and by the way, Ghesquière’s last day at Balenciaga was today.

What does this mean for the fashion world? Well, it makes the Ghesquière reference in The Devil Wears Prada movie obsolete, which makes me pretty upset. Also, it raises question as to whether the Parsons drop-out can match Ghesquière’s famed and beloved couture designs. Hopefully, it doesn’t mean that Balenciaga will start showing overpriced, tissue-thin t-shirt akin to T by Alexander Wang (I fell into that trend back in ’09, and that shirt is now misshapen and has, like, seven holes in it). If all this true (it hasn’t been confirmed by Balenciaga or Wang), it would be Wang’s first venture outside of his own label.

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Emily is a New Yorker trapped in a Floridian's body and loves every minute of her big city life. With a major in international business and years of being surrounded by ill-fitting suits and all the wrong shoes, she learned that the importance of fashion needs to be communicated to the world. To her, fashion is on the same level as charity work and feeding hungry children. Emily can be found frolicking the streets of her gayborhood enjoying the off-color humor of the gays.

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