Vera Wang - The Best Friend of All Brides

Vera Wang - The Best Friend of All Brides

September 27, 2010, Fashion Brands, Fashion Designers, Women's Clothing

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Wearing a wedding dress by Vera Wang is a dream of many young brides. However, not all of them know that Wang’s intended career was not fashion but figure skating.

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A Few Words about Her Life

Vera Ellen Wang was born in New York in 1949. Her parents had escaped to the United States to avoid the Chinese Communist revolution and had become quite successful in The Big Apple. Wang grew up surrounded by fashion – as she often accompanied her mother to the world’s most prominent boutiques. During her teen years she had a huge passion for figure skating and was ready to sacrifice everything to achieve her goal – a membership in the Olympic team. Seeing that her dream was impossible to come true, she abandoned figure skating and began her voyage to fashion industry.

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After attending a high-standard private school in Manhattan, Wang graduated from Sarah Lawrence University with a degree from art history. Furthermore, she accumulated her skills in Paris, when she was studying at Sorbonne. Wang did not have to wait long for the right opportunity. At the age of 23, she got a job at Vogue back in New York and became the youngest senior fashion editor ever – a post she held for 16 years. After Vogue she moved on to Ralph Lauren, where she spent a few years working as a Design Director of women’s acces­sories.

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The Perfect Wedding Dress

It was Wang’s own wedding that inspired her to begin her bridal line. Unable to find an ideal dress for her marriage to Arthur Becker, she sketched her own design and started her own business in 1990. In a little while, her dresses were sold for immense amounts of money at the Carlyle and Wang became extremely popular both among celebrities and broad public.

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To mention some of her famous clients – Jennifer Lopez, Uma Thurman and Victoria Beckham went for Wang’s dresses on their wedding days.

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Vera Wang’s label is synonymous with a perfect wedding dress. She creates simple designs with an air of luxury. Although her gowns are very modern, they still remain quite romantic – and that is the combination that today’s brides long for.

Vera Wang in The New Millennium

With the great success she gained with her bridal line, Vera Wang could finally pursue her true intentions and launched a ready-to-wear line in 2004. Her new line was immediately appreciated and Wang was decorated with the CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year statuette in 2005.

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Her ready-to-wear collections are extraordinarily feminine and intellectual. Wang fancies sheer materials and has a strong interest in silhouette.

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A good year for smart shoppers came in 2006, when Wang introduced a lower-cost line called Simply Vera.

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Vera Wang is now 61 years old and continues to design fabulous pieces of clothes. However, she claims that life is a long journey full of learning and the way to success is not an easy one. As she said once herself – „Don’t be afraid to take time to learn. It’s good to work for other people. I worked for others for 20 years.“

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Sources: www.verawang.com, www.youngentrepreneur.com, www.nymag.com, www.style.comwww.infomat.com

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