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Hooters T-Shirts For Everyone

September 6 9:25 p.m.

Wang, center, unwinding from his spring runway show with his posse of best friends on the way to the after-party, which was followed by an after-after-party.

September 4 8:14 p.m.

Tonight’s fun starts at the Greenwich Hotel, where Wang and his entourage (Hilary, Shane, Brandon, Ryan, Jenna, Michelle, Davinia) have commandeered a table at an Aveda event. “Bring back as many glasses of Champagne as you can possibly carry,” Jenna tells Michelle.

September 4 8:36 p.m.

Sugar or tobacco?
It’s a hot, sticky September night, and everyone gets excited when waiters come by with platters of Popsicles—particularly Wang, who, unlike his Parliament-puffing friends, doesn’t smoke. Even though his show is in two days, he’s all smiles and energy, making a work night into a party night. They pile into the giant Party Ride limo-bus Wang has rented and head to Erin Wasson’s party, “somewhere on the LES.”

September 4 10:18 p.m.

Turns out Wasson’s party closed doors over an hour ago. Alex calls Erin, then begs the doorman; no luck. On to Santos Party House? No. Wang goes home—he has a fashion show to prepare, and his alarm’s set for 7 a.m

September 6 9:32 p.m.

Hooters bites.
Two days later. The post-show party at the Frying Pan got rained out. Hooters! But the gang, back in the Party Ride, are late for their reservation, and the hostess has given away the table. No big deal: McDonald’s is around the corner. Before they leave Hooters, Wang pulls out his credit card, buys twenty extra-large “Hooters” T-shirts, and insists his posse each put one on

September 6 9:47 p.m.

En route.
Back inside the Party Ride with ketchup and fries in their laps, heading downtown to the official Wang after-party. There’s a surprise musical guest, but Wang won’t tell. “No way!”

September 6 10:32 p.m.

The thing about the Party Ride is that it has two stripper poles, a bar, and a great sound system. So when Wang and crew roll up to the after-party, held in the basement of his studio space on Cortlandt Alley, they’re already warmed up.

September 6 10:43 p.m.

Outside his after-party, Wang insists: “Everyone needs to wear their Hooters shirts when we walk in

September 7 12:02 a.m.

Hey, Foxy Brown!
She’s the night’s surprise guest, fresh from jail and celebrating her birthday, wearing a tiny fuchsia Wang minidress. “My favorite designer,” she calls Wang. The party ends at 2 a.m. Wang & Co.? Back to Mickey D’s for more burgers. Dinner was hours ago, and the night is young