Sexy Erin Wasson Puts on a Fashion-Week Presentation With Jello Shots and ‘F-You Style’

erinwasson Sexy Erin Wasson Puts on a Fashion Week Presentation With Jello Shots and F You StyleThe people that filed into Erin Wasson‘s presentation of her line, Erin Wasson x RVCA, on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at Milk Studios in the meatpacking district, were mostly model-y girls that looked like boys and boys that looked like girls. That’s because 27-year-old Ms. Wasson, for whom styling and designing are secondary occupations, is first and foremost an attractive model with even more attractive friends.

For her show, Ms. Wasson enlisted 15 or so models to wear her downtown, grungy designs (ripped denim, rugged boots, leather and cut-up T-shirt dresses) on an elevated platform where they danced with one another, sat with their tiny limbs dangling and flirted with photographers who were incessantly snapping photos.

The people that filed into Erin Wasson‘s presentation of her line, Erin Wasson x RVCA, on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at Milk Studios in the meatpacking district, were mostly model-y girls that looked like boys and boys that looked like girls. That’s because 27-year-old Ms. Wasson, for whom styling and designing are secondary occupations, is first and foremost an attractive model with even more attractive friends.

For her show, Ms. Wasson enlisted 15 or so models to wear her downtown, grungy designs (ripped denim, rugged boots, leather and cut-up T-shirt dresses) on an elevated platform where they danced with one another, sat with their tiny limbs dangling and flirted with photographers who were incessantly snapping photos. Ms. Wasson, for her part, would occasionally jump onto the platform and fit right in as she squinted her eyes, pouted her lips, and threw her arms around the other girls for the cameras. 

Some of the guests, who were getting buzzed on jello shots, couldn’t help but comment on the sexual energy in the room. “I feel like any minute they’ll just start making out with one another,” one male guest whispered to his friend. 

Standing in line at the bar was designer Alexander Wang, for whom Ms. Wasson has done some styling work in the past.  For his own show last Saturday, Mr. Wang went with chocolate tequila cocktails, which his audience greatly appreciated. 

“It was Valentine’s Day and tequila really gets the mood going!” he said.

Did everyone get sloshed backstage on those cocktails?

“Ha-ha. I don’t know if everyone did, but I didn’t until after the show,” he replied. “But now I get to just party till the end of the week. We’re going to sales and everything soon, but for now I’m a free bird!”

Elle creative director Joe Zee was also meandering around and taking note of Ms. Wasson’s designs. 

“I’m her biggest fan! She has this F-you kind of personal style and that’s what I love about her. It’s totally on her own terms,” said Mr. Zee. “She actually styled a story for me for April. It’s this huge 12-page spread with all the new young actors and actresses like Freida Pinto and Anton Yelchin and it’s totally inspired by her ’90s grunge, Empire Records style. It’s seriously so good.”

So, Mr. Zee, can Ms. Wasson ever completely make the cross-over from feisty model to serious designer?

“If you really think about it, all the big editors today were once upon a time a model, so really Erin is just following in those footsteps in her own way,” he said.