Diane Von Furstenberg Was Once Rejected By Alexander Wang

04/21/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Designer and CFDA President DIane von Furstenberg revealed that she was once rejected by newcomer Alexander Wang when she asked him to do some sweaters for her when he had just graduated. According to WWD, von Furstenberg told Interview magazine:

"For the purpose of the story, I want the readers to know that you [Wang] told me, 'No, I'm not interested in doing anything for you.' I said, 'OK...' And that was the first time I remember encountering the name Alex Wang--a rejection.'"

But the pair got past it, and von Furstenberg now serves as Wang's mentor. She also interviewed Wang for the March issue of the magazine.