Alexander Wang has been accused of sexual assault. The allegations were first brought forward by Owen Mooney, a model who shared his story via a series of TikToks. The story went viral after being shared on Instagram by Shit Model Management (SMM) and fashion watchdog, Diet Prada.
In the videos, Mooney details an encounter with Alexander Wang in a New York City club, where Mooney alleges he was groped by Wang. The story was first picked up by SMM, who shared the video in its stories and as a post.
That has prompted anonymous individuals with similar stories — both personal and anecdotal — about Wang to step forward, many replying to SMM’s stories with their own. The stories range from people being groped by Alexander Wang to Wang drugging or forcing party-goers to get drunk and go to “after-parties” with him. Other accounts of survivors — among them trans men and women — include having their genitals exposed by Wang and being slipped MDMA without their knowledge.
Diet Prada outlines in its post that Wang, a notorious party-goer himself, has built his brand on an “anything goes” ethos. That is often reflected in his collections, which featured “WANGOVER” and “PARTY ANIMAL” headbands in SS18. In 2017, Wang made R. Kelly one of the faces of his SS17 campaign. The allegations against R. Kelly had already been part of public discourse for quite some time in 2017.
Wang is now the latest in a growing number of influential fashion and entertainment personalities that have been accused online, as survivos continue to bravely step forward with their stories.
Highsnobiety has reached out to Alexander Wang for comment. At time of publishing, Highsnobiety has not received a response.
If you have been sexually harassed or assaulted, there are resources to help you. Reach out to Rape Crisis here (UK) or RAINN here (U.S.). Allies can help by donating to these organizations here (UK) and here (U.S.).