Paris Fashion Week fall 2013: Alexander Wang for Balenciaga review

New York-based designer Alexander Wang’s debut at the venerable French fashion house of Balenciaga on Thursday morning was the most hotly anticipated event of Paris Fashion Week. And even as naysayers questioned Wang’s chops (just 29 years old, Wang launched his own namesake collection only in 2007), the designer who made his rock-star reputation on a slouchy, club kid aesthetic more than proved himself worthy of a Paris runway. His collection brought Cristobal Balenciaga’s regal, rounded, 1950s-era couture shapes up to date for a generation that’s always on the move.

The look: French chic meets the street.

These were not mere art pieces, they were elevated, everyday wardrobe staples — a black, cocoon coat with 3/4 sleeves and silver hardware; a crisp white shirt with cape-like detail at the shoulders; a pair of black pants with a draped, pleated front fastened with a silver metal bow. Little black dresses and stately gowns with sexy details and open backs.Read more
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