All eyes were on Alexander Wang and the Balenciaga show in Paris last night, as it marks the final collection from the California-born designer. He finally confirmed the rumours that he would be leaving his position at the fashion house back in August, and he’s been preparing for his final showcase ever since.
And it certainly did not disappoint.
Making sure that the he left his mark, Alexander ensured there were plenty of personal touches to the show, including a raw soundtrack that featured Notorious B.I.G., Tupac and Snoop Dogg.
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Next stop on the surprise train was the series of faces that strutted down the catwalk.
The SS16 models included his muse Anna Ewers, as well as famous faces Zoë Kravitz, Riley Keough, Nicola Peltz and Suki Waterhouse.
So far this fashion month, Suki has taken pride of place on the FROW at a host of the biggest shows, including Topshop – where she sat alongside Vogue’s Editor in Chief Anna Wintour – and Burberry. But, naturally, she made her way onto the runway to see Alexander’s last Balenciaga offering.
Speaking to Allure, hairstylist Guido said: ‘These are his girls, his gang in New York and I think he was really into the idea of incorporating them and having them look the same as everyone else… And he was making a statement that these are just real girls like everybody else.’
Once again making sure his show had a sentimental meaning, Alexander chose models that had previously launched their career with him. Lexi Boling, and Vanessa Moody were amongst the faces that began their careers with Wang.
The models were dressed all in white, but Wang made sure that there was plenty of edge to balance out the angelic looks and clean lines, with accessories that resembled gold cigarette cases, flirty cut-outs and playful sheer layering.
To take his final bow, Wang ran from the catwalk to take a series of selfies with the crowd.
US Vogue’s Anna Wintour and Hamish Bowles were reported to have said: ‘We are all just very, very proud of Alexander… it’s always a delight to see an American succeed and grow in Paris in the way that he has.’
Good show, Wang.