Alexander Wang and Diane Von Furstenberg Are Into Superheroes

Alexander Wang and Diane Von Furstenberg Photo: left, Getty Images; right, Patrick McMullan

Vera Wang said the ladies she's dressing for the Costume Institute gala aren't getting into the ball's superhero theme, but the lucky ladies donning Alexander Wang and Diane Von Furstenberg will. This is Wang's first year attending the ball, and he wouldn't reveal who he's dressing, but he told us last night at the Parsons Benefit at the Grand Hyatt that he was pumped about the theme. "If it was like Paul Poiret or something like that," said Wang, citing last year's theme, "I would not have known what to do.… It’s something that’s so formal, and then they pick superheroes and people are like, 'What the hell am I supposed to do?'" Wang, who "rarely, rarely" dresses up himself, wouldn't reveal too many details about his lady's look. "It’s definitely not a dress, I can tell you that much. That’s all I’m going to give away," he said. "That’s why I got happy, because I was like, 'Yes! I don’t have to design a dress!'"

We asked Furstenberg if she thought dressing according to the theme at this party was important. "No, no, but I mean, since it is superheroes, then why not?" she said. She added she'd dress all the ladies at her table in outfits inspired by Wonder Woman. We can't wait. — Randi Eichenbaum

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