Vera Wang Diet – Net Worth, Dresses & Princess – Biography

Vera Wang Diet – Net Worth, Dresses & Princess – Biography

Vera Wang Diet – Net Worth, Dresses & Princess – BiographyVera Ellen Wang is an American fashion designer based in New York City.

Vera Wang Diet

Vera Wang Diet – Net Worth, Dresses & Princess – Biography

Born Name: Vera Ellen Wang
Date of Birth: June 27, 1949
Place of Birth: New York City, New York, United States
Nationality: American
Alma mater: Sarah Lawrence College
Label(s): Vera Ellen Wang
Height: 1.61 m
 
Spouse: Arthur P. Becker (m. 1989–2012)
 
Children: Cecilia Becker, Josephine Becker
 
Awards: CFDA’s womenswear designer of the year, 2005; André Leon Talley Lifetime Achievement Award
 
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Vera Wang Official Social Network Page/Account
 
Official Instagram Page https://www.instagram.com/verawanggang
 
Official Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/VeraWang
 
Official Twitter Page https://twitter.com/verawang
 
Wikipedia Page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vera_Wang

Early life and education

Vera Ellen Wang was born and raised in New York City and is of Chinese descent. Her parents were born in China, and came to the United States in the mid-1940s. Her mother, Florence Wu (Wu Chifang), worked as a translator for the United Nations, while her father, Cheng Ching Wang (Wang Chengqing), a graduate of Yanjing University and MIT, owned a medicine company. Her maternal grandfather is Fengtian clique warlord Wu Junsheng, who was killed by the Empire of Japan in the Huanggutun incident in 1928.

Wang attended Friends Seminary, graduated from The Chapin School in 1967, attended the University of Paris and earned a degree in art history from Sarah Lawrence College. Wang began figure skating at the age of eight. While in high school, she trained with pairs partner James Stuart and competed at the 1968 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. She was featured in Sports Illustrated’s Faces in the Crowd in the January 9, 1968 issue. When she failed to make the U.S. Olympics team, she entered the fashion industry. Wang continues to enjoy skating, saying, “Skating is multidimensional”.

In 1968, Wang was presented as a debutante to high society at the International Debutante Ball at the Waldorf Astoria New York.

 

Career

Wang was hired to be an editor at Vogue immediately upon graduation from Sarah Lawrence College, making her the youngest editor at that magazine. She stayed at Vogue for 17 years, leaving in 1987 to join Ralph Lauren, for whom she worked for 2 years. At 40 she resigned and became an independent bridal wear designer.

Wang has made wedding gowns for public figures such as Chelsea Clinton, Karenna Gore, Ivanka Trump, Campbell Brown, Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, Victoria Beckham, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Avril Lavigne, Hilary Duff, Khloe Kardashian, and Kim Kardashian. Wang’s evening wear has also been worn by Michelle Obama.

She has designed costumes for figure skaters, including Nancy Kerrigan, Michelle Kwan, Evan Lysacek, Nathan Chen. Kerrigan wore Wang for the 1992 and 1994 Winter Olympics, Kwan for the 1998 and 2002 Winter Olympics, Lysacek for the 2010 Winter Olympics, and Chen for the 2018 Winter Olympics. Wang was inducted into the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 2009 for her contribution to the sport as a costume designer. She designed the uniforms worn by the Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders.

 

Retail

In 1990, she opened her own design salon in the Carlyle Hotel in New York City that features her trademark bridal gowns. She has since opened bridal boutiques in New York, London, Tokyo, and Sydney and has also expanded her brand through her fragrance, jewelry, eyewear, shoes, and homeware collections.

“White by Vera Wang” launched on February 11, 2011, at David’s Bridal. Prices of the bridal gowns range from $600 to $1,400 which gives more brides a more affordable way to wear Vera’s designs. In 2002, Wang began to enter the home fashion industry and launched The Vera Wang China and Crystal Collection, followed by the 2007 release of her diffusion line called Simply Vera, which are sold exclusively by Kohl’s.

 

Personal life

In 1989, she married Arthur Becker in an interfaith Baptist and Jewish ceremony. They resided in Manhattan with their two adopted daughters: Cecilia (born 1990), who currently lives in New York City, and Josephine (born 1993), who attended The Chapin School and currently attends Harvard University. Becker was the CEO of the information technology services company NaviSite until August 2010. In July 2012, Vera Wang Co. announced that the couple had separated. The separation was amicable.

Vera Wang loves sports and exercise. She spends her day dealing with all the different lines of the product she handles, from poring over china patterns to small leather goods at Kohl’s. She usually doesn’t take phone calls during the day.

 

In popular culture

Several movies and television shows have mentioned Wang’s works.

In the Sex and the City TV series, Charlotte York found Wang’s wedding dress to be the perfect wedding dress, and wore it for her wedding to Trey MacDougal. Wang’s design was mentioned in the NBC television show The West Wing in the episode “The Black Vera Wang”. In ABC’s Ugly Betty TV series, Vera Wang makes a cameo as herself, designing a dress for Wilhelmina Slater’s wedding to Bradford Meade. From 1)Wikipedia

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