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.
Wang: Models, models, models.
Burch: Artsy types and editors.
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.
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.
Wang: Jourdan Dunn in a 90s fuzzy pink tank top.
Burch: Liya Kebede in an on-the-shoulder Tory Burch top and black jeans.
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.