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8 Things You Might Not Know About Alexander Wang

Alexander Wang American fashion designer

One of the most notable names in the fashion industry is Alexander Wang. Known for his namesake fashion line, he has become a common favorite among high-profile celebrities across the globe. His vision reflected in his designs has attracted a massive following, as a result of which he has been covered in many magazines and prestigious interviews. To the world, he is a level-headed entrepreneur who dropped out of college to pursue his dream and found success. However, there is so much more about this great man than this.

It is time to dig deeper and find out more about him. In this article, we are going to do exactly that. The idea is to cover 8 things about Alexander Wang which you might not know. From his first show to his favorite fashion designer, you will find all the answers here.

With this, let us take a look at what there is to know about this walking fashion powerhouse.

  1. First Show at a Wedding
    You might not know this but Alexander Wang did not exhibit his phenomenal designing skills in a conventional fashion show. No. He did his first fashion show at a wedding. Wait, there is more. That was his brother’s wedding. For the wedding, he had prepared 33 evening dresses—and all of them were a major hit among the attendees. Perhaps, staging at a wedding helped him understand how fashion shows worked.
    Alexander Wang Kristen Wiig
  2. A Family Business It Has Always Been
    You should know that the namesake Alexander Wang brand is a completely family-run business. His family members occupy top positions in the company. His mother and siblings own the company, and it does not receive any external funding from investors. It is not uncommon to find fashion houses being completely family-run, however, only a handful of them manage to sustain for long and attain remarkable success. Alexander Wang is one of those exceptional brands.
    Alexander Wang American fashion designer
  3. Crashed the Website of H&M
    Alexander Wang collaborated with the leading clothing line, H&M, and designed an exclusive collection for it. Minutes after the collection went live on the latter’s website, the website crashed because of high traffic. Once things got fixed, the collection became an instant hit. The entire collection was sold out in a matter of minutes. His athletic wear became, especially, popular among the buyers.
  4. Biggest fan of Ralph Lauren
    If there’s one designer who won Alexander Wang’s heart, then it is the globally-celebrated Ralph Lauren. In various interviews, he has expressed his admiration for the acclaimed designer and has commended Ralph’s keen eye for detail and perfection in designs.
    Alexander Wang American fashion designer
  5. His Cashmere sweaters changed his life
    You might not know this but Alexander Wang shot to fame when he designed the cashmere sweaters for his collection. Following his experience at Parsons, he designed his collection of unisex cashmere sweaters, which became a massive hit. This collection comprised oversized, hand-knit sweaters which he had designed while he was at Parsons.
  6. Known for partying hard
    You ask celebrities what makes Alexander Wang stand out and they will most likely mention his parties. He throws a lot of parties all of which are packed with high-profile people in and outside the industry. Some of his most famous (or infamous) parties include New York fashion Week after-parties and gas station parties. To Wang, partying is the best way to unwind and he does not hold back whenever he gets the opportunity to do so.
    Alexander Wang American fashion designer
  7. A Supporter of LGBTQ
    This may not be an obscure fact about him, but let us talk about it anyway. Alexander Wang is gay and has been a long-standing supporter of the rights of the LGBTQ community. Now and then, he participates in events furthering the cause of the LGBTQ community. For example, he worked with a popular condom manufacturing company, Trojan, to release a capsule collection known as “Protect Your Wang.” The said collection, like most of his collections, was highly successful.
  8. Notable Clients
    This shouldn’t surprise you that Alexander has a scintillating clientele. His clientele includes who’s who in Hollywood and beyond such as Carey Mulligan, Naomi Watts, Emilia Clarke, Sienna Miller, Lady Gaga, and Emma Watson.

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