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Alexander Wang, the toast of New York Fashion Week

October 16, 2011 |  6:30 am

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There's been talk of young red-hot designer Alexander Wang taking over for John Galliano at Christian Dior. Far more likely the post would go to the more experienced Marc Jacobs (currently the rumor mill's leading contender), even though Wang has a bevy of notable fans, including Lea Michele, Alicia Keyes and Courtney Love.

But just who is Wang, this 27-year-old San Francisco native who is the toast of New York Fashion Week?

Fashion critic Booth Moore visited his New York headquarters to talk with the designer about his sexy-with-a-wink, youthful aesthetic and to get some insight into what inspires him. Her piece is in Sunday's Image section.

"He gets his time and his contemporaries," Diane von Furstenberg, president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, told Moore. And after reading Moore's piece, we get him.

-- Susan Denley 

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Photo: Fashion designer Alexander Wang takes his bow at his September show at Fashion week in New York. Credit: Carolyn Cole /Los Angeles Times

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