“To be so fucking incredibly creative and genius … ” Busta Rhymes said last night as he toasted Alexander Wang at the designer’s Chambers Street bank after party. “Just put your fucking drinks up,” he concluded before spraying the crowd with champagne.
Subversion (plus pot and cigarette smoke) was in the air. The scene felt like a Dark Knight dream sequence where a gaggle of Occupy Wall Street rouges, backed by a battalion of models, hold up a bank by demanding Belvedere and orange juice. The event staff donned rubber president masks, cocktails were ordered from teller windows, and Wang arrived surreptitiously as a masked nun in a full habit.
Liberty Ross danced to opener Die Antwoord and said of her surprise runway appearance, “To be honest I was totally terrified. I hadn’t actually been out of my house for seven weeks so I was really anxious. But it felt amazing.” Wang, who was fully enjoying the party — dancing with models and climbing on shoulders — said he invited her to do the show, “Because I love her and I support her.”