Front Row at Alexander Wang

The scene in the front row of Alexander Wang's spring 2011 show.

Maggie Gyllenhaal

Maggie Gyllenhaal

Photo By Steve Eichner

Per usual, Alexander Wang collected an eclectic and genuine group of fans — read: unpaid — to the front row of his show Saturday evening. M.I.A. was hugging it out with Ryan McGinley, exclaiming, “I miss you. Where have you been?”

“It’s the only show I’m going to this year. He’s a good friend of mine and I think it’s important to support the Asians,” she said of Wang.

Lenny Kravitz, whose daughter Zoë is BFF with Wang, had a similar explanation for his presence there. “He’s a friend of the family.”

And Maggie Gyllenhaal was counting it as one of her few fashion week appearances. “I like his clothes and they asked me to come so I thought I would,” said the actress.” I’m going to one more tonight, I’m going to A Détacher. I love that shop and I’ve been shopping there forever, and they’re so great those ladies. I usually try to lay low. I like fashion but these are intense!”