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Monday, February 22, 2010

Titbits on Vera Wang

Beautiful Monday Morning. I am almost back to normal and back to the grind. Natanael got his first hair cut yesterday and I think my heart is also returning to normal heart beat.:)

Following our trend of designers short bios, I am sharing some titbits on Vera Wang. Who does not know her? She is well known for wedding gown collection. Vera Wang Becker was born and raised in New York, NY of Chinese descent. Her parents were born in Shanghai, China, and came to the United States in the mid-1940s.

Little did I know that she used to be a figure skater in high school and competed at the 1968 U.S. Figure Skating Championships with James Stuart. When she failed to make the US Olympics team , she joined the fashion industry. How is that for a designer story?

She was a senior fashion editor for Vogue for sixteen years and in 1985, she left Vogue after being turned down for the editor-in-chief position and joined Ralph Lauren as a design director for two years. In 1990, she opened her own design salon in the Carlyle Hotel in New York that features her trademark bridal gowns.

Her line has expanded and she has made wedding gowns for well know celebrities and figure skaters.

She is married with two daughters and the sweetest part to me is that Wang was inducted into the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 2009, and was honored for her contribution to the sport as a costume designer.

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1 comment:

  1. That is so neat that she was a figure-skater! Interesting. Thanks for sharing, Neki!