Pole Dancers Capture Spotlight at Alexander Wang After Party
Twelve pole dancers were featured at the after party for Alexander Wang’s unveiling of his 2016 Spring/Summer collections. The dancers were revealed at the conclusion of the runway show, transforming the remote location of Manhattan’s Pier 94 into an epic bash to celebrate the designer’s 10th Anniversary. Major celebrities in attendance included Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Kylie Jenner, Tyga, Mary J. Blige, Nicki Minaj and The Weeknd. Musical guests Tinashe, A$AP Ferg, Lil’ Wayne and Ludacris performed for the crowd of about 1,500. The line-up of pole dancers included: Nicole The Pole Williams, Mona Marie, Irmingard Mayer, Zoe Kantor, Aggie Ng, Jessi Ryder, Erika Rodgers, Yumiko Harris, Divine Em, Micaela Mamede, Regina Armand, and Emily Tung. Red lights highlighted the poles which were propped up on elevated platforms. Each pole was equipped with a spray bottle decorated with a $10 bill with the designer’s face on it. Major media outlets praised the performances of the pole dancers: “No one throws a party like Alexander Wang.” (W Magazine) “The evening’s biggest attractions were the pole dancers, who looked like contorted mannequins when a curtain went up after the show, opening up the rest of the venue for the after-party.” (The Daily Beast) “The pole dancers were on par with Cirque du Soleil acrobats. Speaking of the strip-club atmosphere, there were about eight incredibly hardworking dancers on poles, and their moves were unbelievable — we’re talking upside-down, levitated splits, and twerking in mid-air, plus abs that looked like they were on loan from Adonis himself.” (New York Magazine) “Check out the Pole Dancers and Hooters Girls at the Alexander Wang After Party. You really had to be there.” (Maxim) “As soon as the lights had dimmed on Alexander Wang’s 10th-anniversary show on Pier 94 last night, a wall pulled back to reveal a party: a cavernous space filled with ice luges, pink-neon lights and six acrobatic dancers gyrating up and down poles.” (NY Times) “Madonna may have been in D.C., but one of her choreographers was in the house… Mona Marie.” (Elle) Congratulations to all the talented pole dancers involved for capturing the attention of party and portraying pole in such a positive light for a new audience to witness!