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Wang’s Latest Bash: Friends and Family

Alexander Wang's party for interior designer Ryan Korban was a veritable casting call for one of his shows.

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Where Alexander Wang goes, the cool kids follow. The designer’s bash for interior designer Ryan Korban transformed the second floor of New York’s Soho Grand hotel into a veritable model casting call, with Erin Wasson, Jessica Stam, Hanne Gaby Odiele, Olga Sherer and Heather Marks dancing on banquettes.

Korban has signed on to tackle Natasha Poly’s apartment (she cohosted, along with Victoria Traina) and was celebrating the launch of his namesake Web site. “The interior design world is very stale now. I think it’s just kind of sad,” he said. “I’m trying to breathe life into the industry…”

This story first appeared in the November 9, 2009 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.

“Blah, blah, blah,” interrupted a teasing Zoë Kravitz, dancing nearby.

The decorators gathered for dinner at a West Village town house were presumably more optimistic about the state of their industry. Tom Delavan, Celerie Kemble, Jonathan Adler, Brian Sawyer and Charlotte Moss (or “CharMo” as she’s known in the design world — “It’s my street name,” she said) were guests of Rita Konig for a dinner in honor of fragrance brand Jo Malone.

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