Alexander Wang premiered his first collection for Balenciaga earlier today in Paris, and the look was quiet, simple and very, very restrained. In other words, exactly what he needed to do following the tenure of Nicolas Ghesquiere.
We will have to wait for tomorrow to hear the critics weigh in, but they already seem to be loving Wang’s direction. Even Cathy Horyn, who has never been one of Wang’s greatest fans, tweeted; “Alexander Wang steps up to Balenciaga with a solid debut that plays on classic shapes in a modern, minimizing way. Great textures too.”
Take a look at some of the best black and white looks, and the return of model and new mom Missy Rayder, in the gallery above.
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