Alexander Wang, Balenciaga and racism

>> Alexander Wang, Balenciaga’s New Designer, Is an American in Paris <<

Since December, there has been substantial controversy over the selection of 29 year-old designer Alexander Wang as the new creative director of luxury brand Balenciaga.  As Pham notes in the article above, the announcement of his appointment spawned a huge speculative discussion on whether he was chosen for his ethnic connections to China.   This discussion appeared everywhere from the New York Times to Forbes Magazine and ignored, for the most part, the facts that he was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and is ethnically TAIWANESE American.  And the fact that he’s talented.

– Sandra

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