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Alexander Wang on Creative Director Role at Balenciaga: "I Just Did What Was Coming From My Heart"

Alexander Wang, Kristen Wiig, Elle Photographed for ELLE by Thomas Whiteside

Alexander Wang is one of the most buzzed about designers out there, especially as a young visionary who took the reins of the Balenciaga label as creative director at the ripe age of 28.

As if that wasn't impressive enough, the design genius, who currently splits his time between Paris and New York, is humble, smart and all too savvy about his vision for the French brand.

In a recent interview with Elle magazine, he opens up about his passion for the clothing line, alongside actress Kristen Wiig.

For his debut runway collection for Balenciaga back in February 2013, Wang showed clothes that honored Cristóbal Balenciaga's fashion legacy, a mature and admirable move that earned him a nod of approval from his peers.

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"I just did what was coming from my heart," he explained. "You don't always have to do everything at once."

He adds, "Women still want something that feels liberating, that feels new, that feels inspiring. Women want to be seduced."

He speaks the truth!

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Alexander Wang, Kristen Wiig, Elle Photographed for ELLE by Thomas Whiteside

And as one of the brand's favorite Hollywood darlings, Kristen couldn't sing enough praises of the latest designs under Wang's brilliant direction, as well.

"I tend to like things that have a modern, sort of futuristic feel. His dresses are youthful and cool."

In turn, Wang reciprocated the flattery.

"Kristen has an unprecious elegance that I find really inspiring."

Okay, that's it—we're seriously smitten with these two! 

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