Everything You Need to Know About Alexander Wang's Last Show at NYFW

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Alexander Wang loves a theme. In past seasons, I have enjoyed epic #WangFest after-parties with 7-Eleven, strip club, and inflatables themes. For his very last NYFW show, he gave the runway show itself a theme, and a very New York fashion industry theme at that. The invitation directed me to report to the Wang Inc. office, cubicle F. Just where was this office? None other than the old Condé Nast building. In fact, Wang was once an intern for Teen Vogue and Vogue in that building.

After settling into my “cubicle,” the harsh lighting started to flicker on and off, and a soundtrack of increasingly frantic heels clicking came on. I immediately thought of the scene in The Devil Wears Prada where Andi Dorman describes the “clackers.” The lights flash on, and models stomp down the runway dressed as futuristic fashion bosses—in an alternate world where a bodycon mini dress is HR-approved, that is. Keep reading for a rundown of the top four things to know.  

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