Alexander Wang Gets Karl Lagerfeld's Stamp of Approval

Posted Thursday December 6, 2012 9:05 AM GMT

It’s been the biggest story of the week in the fashion industry, and Alexander Wang’s new gig with Balenciaga even has Karl Lagerfeld talking.

The iconic French designer weighed in on Wang as the successor to Nicolas Ghesquiere, and it sounds like he approves.

Karl shared, "Considering how hard it is to replace a man such as Nicolas Ghesquière, the best solution is to choose someone completely different."

"As the impression we have had so far is that Mr. Pinault very much wants to 'expand' this area of the business, I believe that Alexander Wang is the best man for the job. His fashion is easier, his personality is more open to the world and he has very good contacts. People 'adore' Alexander, I too like him very much and I think he is a good choice in light of the fashion house's future projects. Furthermore, his origins will prove to be very helpful in parts of the world where fashion is most important as well as the luxury industry."

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