Portrait of Alexander Wang, artistic director of Alexander Wang

Alexander Wang has officially been appointed artistic director of the house of Balenciaga But who is he ? How has this young man who celebrates his 30th birthday in 2013, managed to place the world of fashion at his feet in just a few years? A look at how the legend Wang has got it right. 1. Firstly he was passionate from an early age. 2. Shortly after the release of his first full collection in 2007, he received the most prestigious awards like the 2008 CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund, the Swarovski designer of the year in 2009, and the Swiss Textile Award in 2010. 3. He quickly became the darling of fashion winning over big editors. 4. All the top models are fans of him and want to appear in his shows. 5. In six years, he built a real business. His shoes and bags have multiplied, he developed a parallel line, T by Alexander Wang, made of t-shirts, dresses and tank tops in cotton, and invited the popular singer Azealia Banks to promote his line. 6. He knows how to mix with talent and taste, and this is precisely why he can make us think of Nicolas Ghesquière, urban and the sportswear, sensuality with the sophistication of materials and cuts. 7. After Marc Jacobs at Louis Vuitton, he is the second American to take over as artistic director of a French big fashion house.

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Interview
Alexander Wang : I am Chinese and I have a very supportive family and all I have to say is that I have never had the kind of experience to not being able to express myself for what I wanted to do so I don't fall into those stereotypes but in a certain sense I grew up in San Francisco and California and I've always wanted to create and work in this industry and I just feel very lucky.

Carine Roitfeld : I think he has returned the modernity back to the sexiness, with his new ways of working clothes, he's exceptional isn't he? He puts you in a good mood.

Anna Dello Russo : I think he is really the designer of the future, it's incredible what he has done in 5 years. I mean he is talented.

Linda Evangelista: What I love about him is how his pieces mix very well into your already existing wardrobe.

Alexander Wang :Hopefully our stuff always has to have that ease, the idea that the girl just threw it on, whether it's tailoring or it's a t-shirt or it's whatever, the idea of personality, individuality of that ease has to come through from the girl.

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