I photographed Alexander Wang’s niece Aila outside of his spring 2013 presentation. She was surprised when photographers swirled around her in a tornado of shutter clicks and held her hands in front of her face the entire time. Girlfriend better get used to it with New York’s most popular designer as her uncle. The show hadn’t started yet so I had no idea that I was looking at a one-of-a-kind, bespoke python snakeskin dress from the collection. It wasn’t until after I saw the Style.com photos (wahhhhh, I’m not cool enough to be invited) I realized “holy shit, that toddler was wearing custom Alexander Wang!”
Impeccably styled for the season – Nike sneakers and a Chanel chain purse with cool Wayfarer sunglasses. Sneakers are still having a serious fashion moment. There’s a modern glamour about pairing sneakers with high fashion, a coolness that takes a dose of confidence to pull off. It’s beyond adorable how Alexander Wang’s Spring 2013 collection’s signatures – floating hem and cutout collar – were translated for such a tiny customer.