Alicia Keys, Lea Michele, Courtney Love, and Zoe Kravitz attend Alexander Wang’s Spring 2012 New York Fashion Week Show.
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If there’s any show at New York Fashion Week that the peeps clamor to get into, it’s Alexander Wang. This year was no exception, either, as the enormous space at Pier 57 was packed wall-to-wall with chatter and the front row was heaving with MEGA-celebs like Alicia Keys and her husband, Swizz Beatz, (CUTE COUPLE ALERT), Lea Michele looking all Vogue-ified while striking a pose in electric blue heels, Courtney Love rocking some nude leather gloves, and Zoe Kravitz paying homage to Wang in her best dressed-down chic. The runway was more of a stage with huge rectangular mirrors positioned strategically so you could see the looks from all sides at all times. And zee clothes, you ask? Rev your engines because it was all about MOTOCROSS MANIA. Oh, and pockets. Lots and lots of POCKETS.
Alexander Wang Spring 2012 New York Fashion Week.
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So, if we go by Wang’s hair and makeup suggestion for spring, all we have to do is wash our hair (NO DRYING) and slick on some eyeliner before heading out the door. Looking forward to this stylish time-saver! Also, it’s very important that our hands remain in our pockets AT ALL TIMES—preferably see-through mesh pockets all relaxed-style. The cuts of the shirt and dress combos were masculine yet edged out with white Band-Aid-esque heels that we’ll be saving up for come spring. All in all, though, some of the darker looks were all about edginess, which isn’t always easy to pull off.
BUT THEN, Mr. Wang sent out a bevy of motocross babes in beautifully printed black and blue jumpsuits, bodysuits, and sleeveless dresses with drawstring parachute tops and exaggerated pockets (LOOOOOVE). Some models had handkerchiefs wrapped around their heads and necks (which is easy to mimic in our own wardrobes); others carried similarly printed helmets. One model had a blue leather backpack that ran the length of her back like the coolest golf club bag EVER. Note to self: Need sports training STAT for spring!