It’s a balmy June day, and Alexander Wang is mid-lookbook shoot at Root Studios in Brooklyn, talking a mile a minute about one of his models, Ford’s Jon Paul.
“He started modeling an hour ago!” Wang exclaims, before delving into a lengthy anecdote that will end with the words “rattail braid.” The designer apparently told Paul he’d hire him for the job, on one condition: He chops it off. Now the remains sit on top of a white towel. (Paul says he’ll mail them to his mother as proof that the tail is gone.) “We’re his first job,” brags Wang, gesturing to the lanky, fresh-faced brunet.
Issa Rae stopped by WWD's NYC headquarters to talk about season two of "Insecure," which premieres this Sunday on HBO. Click link in bio for all the details. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery; Styled by @mayteallende)
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"