One of these things is not like the other: skateboarding, 2o year-old rappers and high fashion designers. Proving that New York City is the worlds biggest melting pot, these two very different worlds collided on Saturday during a post-runway show party for Alexander Wang at New York Fashion Week. We always knew those tie-dye shirts of his were fashion-forward. Tyler, the Creator and his boys of Odd Future served as the night's official entertainment, introducing the fancy crowd to a new definition of swag. Yet after behaving himself at the VMAs, Tyler was back to his rowdy ways, reportedly spitting on the audience and spraying them with bottles of vodka. While it's likely the designer and his team of event coordinators wanted to look hip and current, despite his controversial lyrics, we're guessing that alcohol stains and couture dresses make for one hefty dry cleaning bill. Kudos to Odd Future for being able to finish their set, though. The group's final number was "Bitch Suck Dick," which likely got a few chuckles from those who can't take the designer's last name seriously. Watch their performances below. Should we start planning ahead for their return to NYFW in February?
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