Alexander Wang makes grey sweatshirt fabric wonderful. Photo: Fernanda Calfat, Getty Images
DESIGNER: Alexander Wang
THE VIBE: Very sexy high school jock with a touch of military
BEST LOOKS: Sweatshirt dress with leather shoulders; striped sweaters with sheer stripes; khaki skirt with leather insets
ACCESSORIES: Black and leopard-print peep-toe zip-up booties; gray knee-socks only a leggy schoolgirl could love; formidable sense of cool
WHO WAS THERE: Rachel McAdams, Anna Wintour
WHAT WE THOUGHT: Alexander Wang is one of the critics' darlings, creating collections that often portend where fashion will go. While we doubt many women will want to look like they just left football practice or are about to ship out to a war (via a 1940s time machine), you can bet the gray sweatshirt fabric, khaki military elements and leather paneling will start showing up in more subtle ways next year if not before. Definitely love the idea of classic, salt-of-the-earth basics and this fresh interpretation.