Several years ago I went to a fashion party in Paris, where I crawled into a VIP area, climbed onto the couch, and started dancing. Suddenly, a man was throwing ice cubes at me and yelling at me to leave. I considered that rude, so I chewed up the ice cubes and spit them back at him until he surrendered. That man was Alexander Wang, who on a completely unrelated note, just announced that he’ll be designing a line for H&M. The announcement came in true Wang fashion: at a blowout event during Coachella that featured a late night performance from Iggy.
Wang will be the first American designer to collaborate with Swedish clothing behemoth, following in the footsteps of Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney, Marni, and others. My favorite H&M collab has always been Versace, but that’s mostly because when I was living in Italy, the Italians were always too lazy to stand in line, so I got first dibs. Wang will also be the youngest to ever do it, so he’s probably not sweating the competition, as he ‘gets’ his target clients better than the rest. The Designer for Department Store phenomenon is one of the few things that makes me feel that society cares about working girls like me. I deserve designer brands and I deserve free birth control and now I can have both. Does anyone have a tissue, please?