The Life And Times Of Vera Wang

The Life And Times Of Vera Wang

If you are a fashion enthusiast, then you will have probably heard the name of Vera Wang.

The designer is known to most for her bridal wear. However, she also produces a range of haute couture fashion for red carpet and other exclusive events. She has designed dresses for many celebrities, from Katy Perry to Rita Ora, always bringing together the traditional elegance that distinguished her style, with modern designs.

This is what most of us know about Vera Wang, but there is more to this amazing designer.

Did you know why Vera decided to start a career in fashion and when this happened?

In an interview with The Fashion Spot Vera explains the origins of her career and love for fashion. So, to give you a taste of who Vera Wang is, we will draw from the most reliable source: Vera.

Born in 1949 in New York, her parents were immigrants from Shanghai. Since childhood, she has been attending haute couture fashion shows together with her mother, and she attributes her love for the fashion world to this.

An interesting fact about her is that before working for Vogue magazine, Vera was a figure skating athlete, competing in the 1968 and 1969 U.S. National Championships.

In 1990, she started working as a bridal wear designer and, with some financial help from her father, she opened one of her flagship salons at the Carlyle Hotel in New York City where, still today, many of her modern yet traditional wedding dresses are showcased.

Vera acquired a strong following, especially in Hollywood, where more and more celebrities were appreciative of her innovative designs.

Vera expanded her production and started working no longer just as a bridal wear designer, but also as an haute couture designer. Since then, many celebrities have decided to wear her creations at exclusive events, from Halle Berry to Goldie Hawn.

Even the former First Lady of the United States of America, Michelle Obama, chose an elegant black, off-the-shoulder dress by Vera Wang for the White House state dinner in 2015.

It’s not uncommon to see Vera at such exclusive events, usually dressed in black or white ethereal dresses; however, it’s much more common seeing her at the end of her catwalk shows, sporting a more casual outfit.

That is, in fact, something you have probably already noticed about the fashion designer.

She is (almost) always dressed in a black outfit and, if you are wondering why, think about Steve Jobs’ black T-shirt and jeans or just read what Vera had to say about this to Harper’s Bazaar, “Like most designers, I have a uniform, and mine is a legging. And if it’s not a legging, it’s a pant that’s like a legging”.

Vera Wang has established herself over the years to become one of the most successful fashion designers, known all over the world!


By Daniela Pisciottano Via Henkerman Hangers, proud sponsors of Cazinc The Label.

Carolyn Rowland is a qualified NLP Master Therapist, Advanced Practitioner of Matrix Therapies, Time Line Therapist, Practitioner of Hypnotherapy, has a Diploma for Business and Life Coaching and A Professional Image Stylist.  Carolyn is happily married to her husband Simon, and raised four beautiful children, who are now young adults and a teenager.


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