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Alexander Wang’s Grunge Princess Gown Takes The Crown

Everyone loved the designer's cheeky punk updates

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Alexander Wang's Dress of the Day from his fall 2016 collection. — (Getty Images)
Feb 14, 2016 at 10:43 AM ET

In 2008, at the tender age of 24, Alexander Wang won the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award, an honor (and $20,000 check) that helped launch the young designer to superstardom. But one doesn’t accomplish so much so young by sticking to the rules. Which is why it’s no surprise that Wang’s fall 2016 ready-to-wear show tore up all there rules, remixing punk, glam, grunge, and even a hint of vintage Coco Chanel into an exciting, wearable collection that ignited social media users and garnered thousands of likes.

Of the 45 looks Wang sent down the runway, one dress stood out above all: a wispy, checkered, pink and black slip dress that could also double as a gown. The look was both elegant and streetwise—a rare, delicate balance that perfectly epitomizes downtown New York City cool. That’s what Wang does. That’s why he’s so great. And that’s why there’s only one of him.

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