Alexander Wang Turned to a Psychic for Guidance on Balenciaga Job

Alexander Wang Turned to a Psychic for Guidance on Balenciaga Job

After much speculation, Alexander Wang was named the new creative director at Balenciaga in December of last year. He's been at the brand for six months now and has presented a solid debut collection, even garnering the approval of the outspoken Cathryn Horn, who if we're being honest hasn't always been a fan of the designer. But it seems Wang almost didn't make the move to Balenciaga, initially turning down the offer made by Kering CEO Francois-Henri Pinault. 

“My first reaction to [Pinault] was no,” he told Vogue. “I told him that I was so preoccupied with what I am doing with my own brand in New York, and I’ll be the most hated man in fashion!” Pinault was persistent though and flew Wang to Paris so he could have a look at Balenciaga's archives, maybe hoping it would inspire the young designer. 

But Wang, still unconvinced, turned to a psychic for guidance. It was said psychic who told him it was fate; he should take the job. That and he made a list of pros and cons. “I felt that fear was driving my decision-making,” he said. “So I wrote down a list of pros and cons and asked myself, ‘What am I afraid of? The perception of failure? The perception of what people might think?’ I knew that what I wanted completely outweighed all of that.” 

[via Fashionista]

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