Photo via @alexanderwangny on Instagram
In an interview with Yahoo Style celebrating his eponymous brand’s 10-year anniversary, designer Alexander Wang revealed his admiration for Caitlyn Jenner.
I’m really into ” I Am Cait.” Every episode, I think I can’t believe this is reality. It’s so incredible. And I keep thinking Caitlyn Jenner is the new Oprah. She’s going to be the new Oprah. Because you just see her learning and the way that she communicates and interacts with people. It feels like, Oh, my God, the Oprah of the next century is going to be a transgendered woman. Can’t you totally see her having her own talk show?
In addition to Jenner, Wang is also clearly a fan of the trans advocate’s former stepdaughter, Kim Kardashian West. West is featured in Wang’s new ad campaign in partnership with DoSomething.org, which she refers to as “the largest global organization for social change among young people” in an Instagram post.
Photo via @kimkardashian on Instagram
Beyond dressing Caitlyn and West, Wang talks his experiences working with pop megastars and fashion elite.
On appearing in Madonna’s Bitch I’m Madonna music video:
I mean, who says no to Madonna? She asked me, “Do you want to be in the video?” I was like, Uh yeah. [ Laughs] She didn’t tell me anything. I got there and she said, “OK, the whole concept of the video is like you have to repeat ‘ Bitch, I’m Madonna,’ but I just want you to do it how you would do it.” And I did it and she said, “OK a little bit more angry, a little bit more aggressive.” We literally did about eight takes. Then she goes, “OK, now dance, like shake your hips! I want you to just look like you’re having the best time!”
On dressing Beyonce:
When I meet Beyoncé, my hands are shaking trying to do her fitting. [ Laughs]
On rejecting a design opportunity with Diane von Furstenberg:
When I first came out with my sweater line, a designer in her office read about them, and she called me in to meet with her to freelance as a designer. I said, “I’m very flattered by the opportunity, but I’m very committed to this project right now.” And then she ended up being on the panel and then becoming my mentor that season when I won the CFDA.
We love Wang’s self-confidence and integrity. From being one of the first designers to dress Caitlyn Jenner, to connecting celebrity elite to nonprofit DoSomething.org, we are so excited to see what the next ten years have in store for the New York designer.