A crazy night of after-parties for Wang, Gurung, and Siriano
Fashion survived the trip to Brooklyn! But only one change at a time: The Alexander Wang show may have been across the East River, but the after-party found the Wang gang safe and sound back in Manhattan, at the Meatpacking District's venue of the moment, Gilded Lily. If the scale of the shindig was smaller than in seasons past, the dance floor was just as sweaty. No matter how busy she is during fashion week, Joan Smalls told us she always turns up. "Alex's parties are just so fucking fun." Joining her on the dance floor were Caroline de Maigret, Hanne Gaby Odiele, and Zoe Kravitz. DJs Jesse Marco and Baauer kept them on their feet with a remix of Kanye West's "New Slaves" that replayed the "Alexander Wang, Alexander Wang" lyric over and over. And after a performance from Sharaya J, Wang himself grabbed the mic, pointed to the hip-hop up-and-comer, and screamed, "Watch out because she is about to take over!" It was a statement that only one who has already taken over could make.
Downtown at the Spot at Koi Soho, Christian Siriano's postshow bash drew his own circle of supporters, Alexa Chung and Harley Viera-Newton included. Natasha Lyonne said that she wasn't sure about it at first, but fashion week might be growing on her: "When you're at a show, it's a very specific performance. The photographers, the electricity in the room, it's so dramatic. When Anna Cleveland came out on Christian's runway tonight, it was more dramatic than any theater."
Prabal Gurung had his fair share of excitement when a leopard-thong-sporting, medieval-crown-wearing streaker photobombed his afternoon show. The designer was letting off steam at Up & Down late into the night. His party attire? The streaker's gold crown.