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Alexander Wang

Alexander Wang is a famous fashion designer from the United States. Alexander Wang rose to fame after being awarded the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund in 2008. Meanwhile, he is also widely known as the Founder/CEO/Chairman of Alexander Wang Fashion Brand.

Early Life

Alexander Wang was born on the 26th of December 1983, in San Francisco, California, in the United States of America. He holds American nationality and belongs to the Asian-American ethnicity. According to his birth date, he is currently 40 years old and has a birth sign of Capricorn. Additionally, he practices Christianity religion and has Taiwanese ancestry.

He was born to Ying Wang (mother) and his father’s name is not available at the moment. Meanwhile, he grew up with his brother Dennis.

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Caption: Alexander Wang with his mother (Source: Gossip Gist)

In terms of his academic qualification, he went to Harker School Stevenson School, and Drew School. Later, he studied at the Harker School and ninth grade at the Stevenson School. He finished his high school education at Drew School. Later he moved to New York City when he was 18 years old. For two years, he studied at Parsons School of Design. He dropped out of college before graduating to pursue a professional career.

Professional Career

Initially, Alexander worked for Parsons for two years. In 2005, he launched his fashion label, Alexander. His fashion label began with a knitwear collection. In 2007, he appeared in a full women’s ready-to-wear collection on the New York catwalk for the first time. His collections received critical acclaim.

He received a $20,000 grant to help him grow his business. Moreover, he began his first handbag collection. In his design collections, he used black as the dominant color in 2008

In his Spring 2009 collections, he used bright colors like orange, dusty purple, aqua, and hot pink. He opened his first flagship store in SoHo, Lower Manhattan in February 2011. Wang is credited with transforming an otherwise decaying neighborhood into the fashion capital of Lower Manhattan.

In November 2012, he was appointed Creative Director at Balenciaga. He was in charge of both the women’s and men’s ready-to-wear and accessory lines. His first Balenciaga Fall-Winter 2013 collection appeared in February 2013.

Continued his successful career as a designer

In April 2014, he was named designer for the Swedish fashion retailer H&M. In November 2014, his men’s and women’s collections were made available at H&M stores and online. His collection also included carefully chosen accessories. In July 2015, he agreed to leave Balenciaga.

On July 31, he announced his departure via press release. In 2016, he returned to his own company as CEO and chairman. He took the place of his mother, Ying Wang, and sister-in-law, Aimee Wang.

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Caption: Alexander Wang Fall 2018 collection (Source: Gossip Gist)

He hosted the New York Fashion Week show in 2016. In 2016, he sued over 45 defendants operating 459 websites selling counterfeit goods bearing its name. He won the lawsuit and received $90 million in damages.

The incentive is mostly symbolic. Neither Wang nor the brand is likely to have received the sum. Among those who have worn his creations are Kim Kardashian West, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Kylie Jenner, Nicki Minaj, and Miley Cyrus.

Alexander Wang – Awards

Throughout his professional career as a fashion designer, he has won several awards and recognitions. In 2008, this man won the CDFA(Council of Fashion Designers of America)/Vogue Fashion Fund Award. The next year, he won the Swarovski Womenswear Designer of the Year. That same year, he won the Swiss Textiles Award. In 2010, he won the Swarovski Designer of the Year Award in the Accessory category.

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Caption: Alexander Wang won CFDA’s Best Accessory Designer Award in 2011 (Source: Frankie Morello – WordPress.com)

Later, he won the CFDA’s Best Accessory Designer Award in the year 2011. In October 2013, Fashion Group International honored him with the ‘Fashion Star Award. In 2017, HypeBeast named Wang as one of their top 100 influencers in the fashion industry.

Alexander Wang – Net Worth 2024

He lives a lavish lifestyle and made his fortune by working in the fashion industry. At the moment, his net worth is estimated around $90 million. He has accumulated this huge amount of money through working for renowned brands and clothing lines and his clothing lines.

Relationship Status

Alexander is gay by his sexual orientation. Meanwhile, this man is an advocate for the LGBTQ community. Moreover, he collaborated with Trojan to release a limited-edition “Protect Your Wang” capsule collection to celebrate Pride and support the LGBTQ community. He is unmarried. Meanwhile, he has kept a private life. His dating history and relationships are still unknown. Further, he currently resides in New York.

Sweatshop Allegations

The New York Post reported on a $50 million charge against Alexander Wang on March 5, 2012. According to reports, Wang was accused of running a sweatshop in Manhattan’s Chinatown.

Furthermore, according to the newspaper article, approximately thirty workers complained about the poor working conditions. Wenyu Lu, a worker, was passed out at his workstation after being forced to work for more than 25 hours without a break. Wang was forced to face legal action after this case was presented in court.

Body Measurements

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Caption: Alexander Wang waving his hands to the camera (Source: Glamour)

Wang stands 5 feet 5 inches tall (1.65 m) and weighs around 65 kg (143 lbs). In addition, this fashion designer has a pair of dark brown eyes with black hair color.

Alexander Wang – Social Media

On his Instagram page ‘@alexanderwangny’ there are over 5.7 million followers. Likewise, there are over 93.5k followers on his Twitter page ‘@alexandr_wang’ and over 852k followers on his Facebook page.