Vera Wang
American fashion designer
Vera Wang
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.
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Lin-Manuel Miranda drops pitch-perfect 'West Wing' tribute rap
Yahoo News - about 1 month
Hamilton mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda and Aaron Sorkin, the creator of The West Wing , have a lot in common. They're both fiery wordsmiths, well-known for their ability to write spellbinding swathes of dialogue, not to mention their shared fascination with American politics. Given those similarities, it seemed inevitable that their minds would meet. And now they have (sort of) in the form of a truly impressive West Wing rap produced by the West Wing Weekly podcast and featuring Miranda on the mic. Borrowing fictional President Josiah "Jed" Bartlet's "What's next?" catchphrase for its title and basic structure, the song lays the in-jokes and character call-outs on thick.  Rhyming "agent Butterfield level detail" and "Vera Wang retail" has to be a highlight, but to be honest it's all good. Nice to have something related to U.S. politics that's not flat-out depressing. You're breaking my balls: Tennis pro smashes rival in the groin during match Let this 94-year-old gym junkie be your 201 ...
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Hugo Boss, Vera Wang to skip NY Fashion Week
Yahoo News - 3 months
Hugo Boss and Vera Wang are skipping Fashion Week in New York next February in a sign of the upheaval rippling through the industry. In a presentation to investors, the Hugo Boss group explained it wants to concentrate more on its men's ready-to-wear clothes. The fashion house will take part in late January in the menswear fashion show that precedes Fashion Week for women's wear.
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This Super Easy Trick Will Make Your Nails Look Longer
Huffington Post - 5 months
If your nail game is lacking, this is the switch-up you’ve been looking for. To give yourself longer-looking nails, swipe a clear base coat or a light-colored polish on your nails and put a narrow stripe of a deeper color down the center, according to Cosmopolitan. It looks like this:  #nyfw withdrawals with #JINsoon striped details in Risque #verawang #verawangss17 #ss17 #nails #details #matte A photo posted by JINsoon (@jinsoon) on Sep 20, 2016 at 8:02am PDT The trick is gaining notoriety after manicurist Jin Soon Choi used it at the latest Vera Wang runway show at New York Fashion Week.  Cosmo is calling the trick “nail-contouring” because it effectively has the same contoured effect that a “highlighter above and below your cheekbones does to make them look sharper.” Choi painted a base coat on the models’ nails and used either a powder-pink white or a blackberry red shade down the center of their fingers. She finished the design ...
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Vera Wang serves up dark mystery for powerful women
Yahoo News - 6 months
Designer to the stars Vera Wang perfected the latest trend for structured fashion Tuesday by sending down the runway wool peplums, evening wear decorated with glass pearls and airy ruched skirts. Most famous for her A-list wedding and red carpet gowns favored by the likes of Chelsea Clinton and Hollywood royalty, the veteran New York designer nonetheless prefers black and white on the catwalk. The spring/summer 2017 collection was all about power, craft and mystery she told AFP after the show, which was watched by Tony-winning actress Cynthia Erivo and suspended Russian tennis ace Maria Sharapova from the front row.
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Vera Wang, Victoria Beckham debut their spring/summer 2017 looks
Reuters.com - 6 months
Wang forecasts a sexy powerful woman, while Beckham creates a laid back collection. Rough cut (no reporter narration)
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Vera Wang brings darkness, mystery to the runway
Yahoo News - 6 months
NEW YORK (AP) — Vera Wang brought a dark, brooding, almost eerie atmosphere to her runway show at New York Fashion Week, with exaggerated proportions like sleeves that extended past the fingers and dangled toward the legs.
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Vera Wang brings Modigliani, Giacometti to NY runway
Yahoo News - about 1 year
Designer to the stars Vera Wang shored up her artistic clout by sending models down the New York runway in towering platforms and elongated cuts inspired by Modigliani and Giacometti. Wang, best known for designing wedding gowns for the rich and famous, presented a collection steeped in the lean, sculptural image of the European artists, whose modernist masterpieces fetch record prices. "I wanted to find my own new proportion and my own new silhouette," Wang told AFP backstage on day six of New York Fashion Week as the city stood shrouded in thick gray skies and heavy rain.
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Vera Wang: Fall 2016 RTW
NYTimes - about 1 year
Ms. Wang presents her fall collection.
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Virtual reality will save HTC, according to CEO
Yahoo News - about 1 year
To say that HTC had a few tough years would be an understatement. The company launched some of the highest-quality smartphones in recent years, but it didn’t effectively market them. As we begin a new year, we seem to be in a familiar place in which HTC is confident things will change. It’s the same old story right? However, it seems different this time around. No longer is HTC banking on it’s next flagship smartphone to turn the company around. It’s putting the majority of its efforts into its virtual reality headset, the HTC Vive. HTC CEO Vera Wang told the Telegraph, “Virtual reality is something people have talked about for 20, 30 years, in movies, in books and finally it is real. VR has been on our minds for a long time, and now HTC has made virtual reality real.” Related: Watch out, Rift! HTC Vive pre-orders open on February 29 HTC is entering an unknown race with fierce competition from the likes of Oculus and Sony, as well as lower cost alternatives like the Gear VR and Google ...
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22 Colorful Wedding Dresses For The Bride Who Wants To Stand Out
The Huffington Post - over 1 year
By Amanda Elser, Kristen Maxwell Cooper and Ivy Jacobson for TheKnot.com Sure, most brides wear white or ivory on their wedding day -- but that doesn't mean you have to! So if pink, green or red speaks to you, there's no reason you can't toss tradition and rock it on your wedding day instead. (And trust us, everyone will still know you're the bride.) Black Wedding Dresses From left: Vera Wang, Mark Zunino, Theia Blue Wedding Dresses From left: Lazaro, Romona Keveza, Sareh Nouri Gold Wedding Dresses From left: Jean-Ralph Thurin, Mark Zunino, Yumi Katsura Pink Wedding Dresses From left: Austin Scarlett, Naeem Khan, Tara LaTour Purple Wedding Dress Tara LaTour Red Wedding Dresses From left: Yumi Katsura, Romona Keveza, Theia Peach Wedding Dresses From left: Mira Zwillinger, Kelly Faetanini, J. Mendel Taupe Wedding Dresses From left: Anne Barge, Liancarlo, Jim Hjelm Photos by Kurt Wilberding and Maria Vale ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Vera Wang
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2013
    Age 63
    She was honored with the Council of Fashion Designers of America Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013.
    More Details Hide Details 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. Wang has also expanded her brand name through her fragrance, jewellery, eyewear, shoe and homeware collections.
  • 2012
    Age 62
    Also in Revenge, Victoria Grayson, who is played by Madeleine Stowe, wears a steel gray Vera Wang mermaid gown in her second wedding with Conrad Grayson (Henry Czerny). The dress was actually shown in black at Wang's Fall 2012 show.
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    In July 2012, Vera Wang Co. announced that the couple have separated.
    More Details Hide Details The separation was amicable. 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. In the film Sex and the City, Vera Wang was among the bridal gowns Carrie Bradshaw wore in her Vogue photo shoot. In the film Bride Wars, Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson wore custom-made Vera Wang gowns. In one of Totally Spies! episodes, "The Wedding Crasher", a villain named Wera Van (parody of Vera Wang), desires revenge on those who rejected her wedding dress designs.
    In June 2012, she expanded in Australia with the opening of "Vera Wang Bride Sydney" and her first Asian flagship store 'Vera Wang Bridal Korea', helmed by President Jung Mi-ri, in upmarket neighbourhood Cheongdam-dong in Gangnam-gu, Seoul.
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    In Spring of 2012, Wang teamed up with Men's Wearhouse to offer two tuxedo styles available in both the retail and rental areas of their inventory.
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    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.
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  • 2011
    Age 61
    'White by Vera Wang' launched on February 11, 2011 at David's Bridal.
    More Details Hide Details Prices of the bridal gowns range from $600–$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.
  • FIFTIES
  • 2009
    Age 59
    Wang was inducted into the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 2009 for her contribution to the sport as a costume designer.
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  • 2006
    Age 56
    On May 27, 2006, Wang was awarded the André Leon Talley Lifetime Achievement Award from the Savannah College of Art and Design.
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  • 2005
    Age 55
    In June 2005, she won the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) Womenswear Designer of the Year.
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  • 2001
    Age 51
    On October 23, 2001, her book, Vera Wang on Weddings, was released.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1989
    Age 39
    In 1989, she married Arthur Becker in an interfaith Baptist and Jewish ceremony.
    More Details Hide Details They resided in Manhattan with their two adopted daughters: Cecilia (born 1990), who currently resides in New York City, and Josephine (born 1993), who attended The Chapin School and currently attends Harvard University. Becker was the CEO of an information technology services company called NaviSite until August 2010.
  • 1987
    Age 37
    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.
    More Details Hide Details At 40, she resigned and became an independent bridal wear designer. Wang has made wedding gowns for many well-known public figures, such as Chelsea Clinton, Karenna Gore, Ivanka Trump, Campbell Brown, Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, Victoria Beckham, 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 and Evan Lysacek. Silver medalist Nancy Kerrigan wore a unique design of Vera's for the 1994 Olympics. She designed the uniforms worn by the Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1968
    Age 18
    She was featured in Sports Illustrateds Faces in the Crowd in the January 9, 1968 issue.
    More Details Hide Details When she failed to make the US Olympics team, she entered the fashion industry. Wang continues to enjoy skating, saying, "Skating is multidimensional".
    While in high school, she trained with pairs partner James Stuart, and competed at the 1968 U.S. Figure Skating Championships.
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  • 1967
    Age 17
    Wang graduated from The Chapin School in 1967, attended the University of Paris and earned a degree in art history from Sarah Lawrence College.
    More Details Hide Details Wang began figure skating at the age of eight.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1949
    Born
    Born on June 27, 1949.
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