During New York Fashion Week, there are more events than you can shake a Celine bag at – standing out amongst a slew of cocktails, dinners and parties is no easy feat. Both Tory Burch and Alexander Wang managed to do so this week, albeit in their own very unique ways. Burch invited an intimate group into her home; Wang invited 1000 of his closet friends to a warehouse in midtown. Here, a side-by-side comparison.
Host with the most Alexander Wang: 32-year-old fashion wunderkind with a penchant for pot motifs; former creative director at Balenciaga. Tory Burch: 50-year-old fashion force with an empire that includes her namesake line, plus Tory Sport; inventor of the ubiquitous Reva flat.
Location, location, location Wang: Pier 94 on the Westside Highway. Burch: The designer’s apartment at The Pierre Hotel.
Tribes Wang: Models, models, models. Burch: Artsy types and editors.
The A-List Wang: Madonna, Lourdes Leon, and Kylie Jenner. Burch: Jessica Alba, Wendi Murdoch, and Fabiola Beracasa.
On the menu Wang: 7-Eleven and McDonald’s food trucks. Burch: Passed pigs-in-a-blanket and caviar.
Spring 2017 Wang: Surf-inspired, with bikini tops, neon board shorts, and palm tree-printed sweatshirts, plus a capsule collection with Adidas Originals. Burch: Waspy fisherman sweaters, pearls and batik twill, somehow made very, very cool.
Best dressed Wang: Jourdan Dunn in a 90s fuzzy pink tank top. Burch: Liya Kebede in an on-the-shoulder Tory Burch top and black jeans.
Goody bag Wang: A grab-n-go section featuring Doritos and Trojan condoms. Burch: A string bracelet featuring the Gemini Link, a design that carried through her spring collection.
Tory Burch vs. Alexander Wang Party Battles
Travis Scott performing at Alexander Wang’s after party.
Chloe and Halle Bailey inside Tory Burch’s apartment at The Pierre Hotel, where they performed for the designer’s afterparty.
Chloe Bailey, Tory Burch, Halle Bailey at the designer’s after party.
Jessica Alba at Tory Burch’s spring 2017 after party.
Pyper America at Alexander Wang’s Spring 2017 after party.
Shala Monroque at Tory Burch’s Spring 2017 after party.
Alexander Wang at his spring 2017 after party.
Fabiola Beracasa Beckman at Tory Burch’s spring 2017 after party.
Madonna at the Alexander Wang Spring 2017 show during New York Fashion Week.
Wendi Murdoch at Tory Burch’s Spring 2017 after party.
Binx Walton at Alexander Wang’s Spring 2017 after party.
Brandee Brown, Sean Frank Johnson, and Chelsea Leyland at Alexander Wang’s spring 2017 after party.
Sara Sampaio at Tory Burch’s spring 2017 after party.
The scene at Alexander Wang’s Spring 2017 show.