Amazing news yesterday:
“New York fashion designer Alexander Wang has been hit with a $50 million labor lawsuit, the Daily News and New York Post are reporting. Wenyu Lu, a 56-year-old Wang employee from Queens, was allegedly being forced to work 84-hour weeks in Wang’s Chinatown studio, which the Daily News describes as a “Broadway sweatshop,” and once passed out after working a 25-hour day.”
We hope it’s not REALLY true. But it confirms one key thing: fashion is no longer about catwalks, about a whole real story, from within the craft to the spotlights.