April 19 2014

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Mad T By Alexander Wang


Last season, Alexander Wang featured fashion’s favorite Mickey Mouse-wearing badass, Azealia Banks, in his T by Alexander Wang ads. But for Spring ’13, he decided to go a completely new route: a comedy sketch. “We wanted to do something different, outside of music, and I wanted to bring humor into our campaign,” Wang told But we’re not talking just any comedy sketch. Wang has revived MADtv’s 2007 “Bon Qui Qui” segment, a cult classic in which two decidedly disgruntled employees of the fictional King Burger berate, harass, and pretty much verbally assault their hungry (and often baffled) customers. The ads will star Miss Bon Qui Qui herself, comedian Anjelah Johnson (above). “I first watched Bon Qui Qui three years ago,” recalls Wang. “The part when she complains about taking out the blender is a classic!” he says, referring to the sketch in which BQQ tells a customer who’s ordered a cookies-and-cream milkshake that she doesn’t “even know how to use that blender with all those crazy buttons” and insists on giving him a Coke. “I still watch it once a week when I need a pick-me-up,” says Wang. Directed by Gavin McInnes, the film will feature cameos by personalities such as Simon Doonan, Alessandra Ambrosio, Shannan Click, Natasha Lyonne, and rapper A$AP Rocky. “It was fun to bring in some friends and people from the industry, and to see how they interacted with BQQ. The chemistry, or lack of, was the cherry on the cake.” Keep an eye out for T by Wang’s funny film, which will debut on the brand’s Web site and YouTube channel on Wednesday.

Photo: Courtesy of T by Alexander Wang

the key to ben cho’s collection


Ben Cho has always been a bit of a fetishist—season to season, he’s threaded everything from zippers and hearts to ropes and lipstick traces into his collections. His fans have come to expect the unexpected. And to be sure, at Cho’s show on Tuesday evening, attendees such as Leigh Lezark, Natasha Lyonne, and Mary-Kate Olsen weren’t exactly batting eyelashes when a group of looks charged down the runway jangling with keys. But still: What gives? Had Cho locked himself out of his apartment some night and seized inspiration from a locksmith? “There were supposed to be more keys!” he complained after the show. “I just liked the way they looked, bright but kind of tarnished. But it turns out that it’s illegal to buy keys in bulk. You have no idea how hard it was to get my hands on just the ones in the show. There was one guy at Home Depot who was like, ‘Hey, give me your cell number and I’ll hook you up.’” At this point Cho rolled his eyes. “I had no idea I was doing something so subversive. But, whatever. If anyone wants to know why I decided to do keys, I guess I’ll just tell them: Because it’s a crime.”

Photo: Marcio Madeira