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August 30 2014

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Blasblog: Alexander Wang DID Have a Party

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The sigh the fashion industry let out when Alexander Wang revealed he wouldn’t be having a party this year was a big one. (Because after Foxy Brown’s basement concert in September, we were all wondering what he’d do next.) But Wang had a little trick up his sleeve: Instead of the typical, boring, pre-show malaise that precedes the beginning of a fashion show, Wang turned the Roseland Ballroom into a midday disco, cranking out hip hop hits that made it hard for more than one VIP attendants to take their seats. “I’m too excited, and this music is too good to sit down,” Erin Wasson, in a fur cape and Balmain bell-bottoms, said as she body rolled around the runway with anyone who would dance with her. “Now this is how a fashion show should be.” The electronic music artist Roisin Murphy, who made her debut at Wang’s show (look for her to perform at Kai Kuhne’s show later this week), agreed. “This is so 2008, pre-recession,” Murphy said. “And I love it.” These ladies weren’t alone in the excitement; Sarah Jessica Parker and Anna Wintour were smiling and bouncing their heads to the tunes. After the show Parker said she thought the whole production was “smoking hot,” adding that she had her eyes on several of his wares, including the mini dresses—”Although I might be too old to wear some of them.”—and the bags. Wang, too, was pleased with his pre-party. “Instead of a party after the show, I decided to bring the party to the show,” he said. “Fun, right?” Right.

Photo: Mark Von Holden / WireImage

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