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2 years ago, by Voir Editorial Team Robot Steals Spotlight at Alexander Wang Show

2 years ago, by Voir Editorial Team

Robot Steals Spotlight at Alexander Wang Show

With a week full of fashion shows from big names such as Versace and Chanel debuting their pre-fall collections, Alexander Wang pulled out all – and when we say all we mean ‘ALL’. From the 42 models getting their eyebrows bleached to a robot overshadowing all the stars attending the show, Wang pulled out all the stops.

While Kim K and Blake Lively ensured all eyes were on them as they attended the Versace Pre-Fall runway show on Sunday night, all attention at the Alexander Wang A/W19 show in New York went not to a human, but a robot.

Now, you’re probably picturing a plain old robot, but this is not just any old droid – this is an AI robot with a killer fashion sense.

Sophia - Alexander Wang Pre-Fall 2019

Sophia, the humanoid robot developed by Hong Kong based company Hanson Robotics was sat in the FROW rocking Alexander Wang’s boxy blazer style paired with metal safety pins forming hearts on both of her sleeves. She was also seen donning a red Collection 2 bandana around her neck, a popular accessory worn by models throughout the show.

The humanoid robot was pictured hanging out with 21 Savage and Teyana Taylor.


If you are thinking that this is the first time she has made a fashion statement or appearance at a runway show, then think again. Previously making an appearance at Shanghai Fashion Week, she was spotted flaunting a Gucci bag in true fashionista style. And if that isn’t enough to convince you that AI is here to stay, Sophia has already bagged her first British fashion magazine cover. Watch this space…

Sophia in the FROW - Alexander Wang Pre-Fall 2019

Sophia backstage - Alexander Wang Pre-Fall 2019

Sophia - Alexander Wang Pre-Fall 2019

Alexander Wang with Sophia

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