Alexander Wang’s fashion shows are a good indicator of things to come. Graced by the likes of on-the-brink starlets like Zoë Kravitz and Amandla Stenberg, the designer’s front row can feel like a stylish launching pad for It girls and actresses with major staying power. Today was no exception. Among the guests taking their place inside Wang’s Fall 2016 show space at Saint Bartholomew’s Church was South Korean recording artist CL. The rapper and songwriter, who has a following of nearly 4 million on Instagram and a cultish fan base in Asia, is still a relatively new face at NYFW—but from the look of things, you’re about to see a lot more of her.
Dressed in an off-the-shoulder black grommeted jacket and ribbed halter top, the 2NE1 singer, born Lee Chae-rin, was the picture of winter cool. Her porcelain complexion struck a stark contrast to her clothes, an effect further emphasized by her white-gray dye job, deep oxblood lipstick, and glossy brown eyeshadow finished with a black flick of liquid liner. If the total effect seemed to mirror the gothic cool undertones of Wang’s runway show, it’s no wonder. Because if her track record is any measure, CL is officially poised to become the next big star of New York Fashion Week.