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Alexander Wang is a party animal ! #NYFW


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 Wang and his dinner pals (a group that included Behati Prinsloo and Zoë Kravitz) boarded a party bus for the main event at Pier 17. Brilliantly, the designer had taken over two floors of the touristy mall at the South Street Seaport.

It’s about to shutter; the closed-up shops advertised closeout sales, and the lower levels had a Dawn of the Dead feel. Head up a couple escalators, though, and you found yourself at the throbbing center of a Shibuya-inspired fun house: nail salon, video games, kitschy handouts, and black lights turning blond hair green. 

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Two women dressed as Little Bo Peeps on acid directed the lines, foreshadowing what was to come. Once inside, Wang’s gang headed up escalators, past a year-round Christmas store and frozen yogurt court, to the party which was hosted in conjunction with Shade: Ladyfag & BRCDBR. Under a skylight they found a Harajuku fantasy.

A nail booth with kimono-wearing manicurists applied party goers with  Essie nail decals. A TY KU sake bar offered bright green beverages under a sign reading Little Tokyo. A Hello Kitty area doled out boxes of Pocky sticks. And an arcade section was appointed with Street Fighter 4 and Midnight Maximum Tune 3 video games and a Beats by Dre grab-a-prize machine.

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But the piece de resistance was a dance floor boasting a laser show and a vodka bar framed by black-lit faux cherry blossoms and a gleaming red archway. Nicki Minaj capped the evening off. “It’s good that this is not like other parties,” declared Eniko Mihalik.  “It’s not a fashion event. It’s a celebration. 

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