Vera Wang

Fashion Designer
Born Jun 27, 1949

Vera Ellen Wang is an American fashion designer based in New York City and former figure skater. She is known for her wide range of haute couture bridesmaid gowns and wedding gown collections, as well as for her clientele of elite ladies figure skaters, designing dresses for competitions and exhibitions.… Read More

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1949 Birth Born on June 27, 1949.


1967 18 Years Old Wang graduated from The Chapin School in 1967, attended the University of Paris and earned a degree in art history from Sarah Lawrence College. … Read More
1968 19 Years Old 1 More Event
While in high school, she trained with pairs partner James Stuart, and competed at the 1968 U.S. Figure Skating Championships.


1987 38 Years Old Wang was hired to be an editor at Vogue immediately upon graduation from Sarah Lawrence, making her the youngest editor at that magazine. She stayed at Vogue for 17 years, leaving in 1987 to join Ralph Lauren, who she worked for 2 years. … Read More


1989 40 Years Old In 1989, she married Arthur Becker in an interfaith Baptist and Jewish ceremony. … Read More


2001 52 Years Old On October 23, 2001, her book, Vera Wang on Weddings, was released.
2005 56 Years Old In June 2005, she won the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) Womenswear Designer of the Year.
2006 57 Years Old On May 27, 2006, Wang was awarded the André Leon Talley Lifetime Achievement Award from the Savannah College of Art and Design.


2009 60 Years Old Wang was inducted into the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 2009 for her contribution to the sport as a costume designer.
2011 62 Years Old 'White by Vera Wang' launched on February 11, 2011 at David's Bridal. … Read More
Wang's evening wear has been worn by stars at many red carpet events, including Viola Davis at the 2012 Academy Awards, and Sofia Vergara at the 65th Emmy Awards.
2013 64 Years Old She was honored with the Council of Fashion Designers of America Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013. … Read More
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