They both worked at Balenciaga! Wang recently stepped in as the new Creative Director starting in late 2012 while de la Renta worked at the couturier's maison in Madrid & got his start there. "I think there is a great opportunity at Balenciaga," he tells Wang, giving the younger designer some friendly advice. "The two designers who really strongly marked the twentieth century in fashion were Balenciaga and Chanel. I don't particularly care for Dior, Schiap. I think that Balenciaga and Chanel had a very clear vision of what they were about, and what is most important is that the formula still today is a valid formula."
- Lesley Scott