'TIME' 100 Honoree Alexander Wang's Debut 2007 Collection Is Still On-Trend Today

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Congrats are in order. Designer Alexander Wang made TIME's 100 Most Influential People list. Wang has ascended the fashion ranks to designer du jour status in recent years, with his eponymous line, his role at Balenciaga, and the fact that Jay Z name checks him in his lyrics. The designer's influence is felt far and wide, not only in fashion but in culture at large.

Wang is beloved by celebs and his take on minimalist chic is classic yet modern, and totally unforgettable.

In honor of his hard-earned (and much-deserved) selection to TIME's list, let's look back at his Fall 2007 collection, which boasted lots of his black and shades of gray.

We're going #TBT with Alexander Wang. There are lots of clean lines, neutrals, and ensembles that I'd wear today, no questions asked.

Most of these nearly-a-decade-old looks are anything but dated, still wearable in today's world, and his point of view remains obvious and the same. You look at these clothes and know they are Alexander Wang.

And that, fashion friends, is why TIME made the right choice in appointing Mr. Wang to their esteemed list.

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