Alexander Wang is an American fashion designer. Wang launched his Alexander Wang fashion brand in 2005 and came to prominence after being awarded the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund in 2008. From November 2012 through July 2015, Wang was creative director at Balenciaga. He is known for his urban-inspired designs and use of black. In 2016 Wang was awarded $90 million in damages after successfully suing over 45 defendants operating 459 websites that sold counterfeit goods bearing the brand name, although the reward was mostly symbolic, as neither Wang nor the brand were likely to ever receive the amount.