Vera Wang Biography

Vera Wang was born on the 27th of June, 1949. She belonged to a family of affluent Chinese immigrants. Her maternal grandfather used to be a warlord in China. Her father started a chemicals company and their family was very well to do.

She studied in the prestigious Chaplin School after which she went to the School of American Ballet. Thereafter, she enrolled in the Sarah Lawrence College and also did briefly at the Sorbonne Paris. Vera Wang was a professional figure skater and competed in National Championships as well. She continued to figure skate till her graduation after which she went to work for the Vogue Magazine. She showed great promise and Vogue magazine promoted her to the post of senior fashion editor with a year of her joining. She was then 23. For the next 15 years, Vera continued working with Vogue magazine at the same position. In 1987, she decided to call it a quit and moved to Ralph Lauren as its design director for its accessories division.

In 1989, she tied the knot with her boyfriend Arthur Becker. At the time of her marriage, she was very displeased with the existing collection of bridal wear and so decided to design her own and get it stitched from a dressmaker. This prompted her to open her own bridal boutique in the Carlyle hotel on Madison Avenue in New York. For the first few years, she hosted gowns designed by other famous designers but soon she started trying her hand at fashion designing. She then launched her own label of bridal wear.

Very Wang got her first international attention when she designed a dress for a figure skater in the 1994 Olympics. By this time, she had also started making elegant evening wear and Vera Made to Order collection. These lines became immense popular and are now sold in many upscale retail outlets.

Vera Wang is very popular among the celebrities and socialites. She has managed to bring in modern features in her design without compromising on traditional elegance. Her dresses have been worn by many celebrity actresses at award functions and movie premieres. No wonder that she is so very famous in Hollywood. In 2001, Wang launched her own label of perfumes. Over the years, she extended the portfolio of products which now include lingerie, jewelry and other accessories and dress forms. In 2006, she launched a new range of not so expensive ready wear clothing under the name Very Vera.

Vera Wang biography is not only interesting but also very insightful of how she found her profession that she wanted to pursue. More details on Vera Wang biography are available online on several websites.

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