The outspoken Karl Lagerfeld recently weighed in on Alexander Wang's new position at Balenciaga. The designer told ModMods, the online street style outpost of Metro, that he thinks the Paris-based fashion house made the right decision in choosing Wang as its new creative director.
“Considering how hard it is to replace a man such as Nicolas Ghesquière, the best solution is to choose someone completely different," he said. "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.”
Wang was appointed creative director at Balenciaga on Monday.