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Vera Wang
Vera Wang was the born and bred New York girl who worked hard and made good. Her early ambitions were on the ice rink as she battled to be a professional ice skater, but with a family background in business she decided to follow her other all consuming passion for fashion and was employed by Vogue magazine and showing both talent and dedication she was quickly promoted until she became one of their youngest editors. This was to be a great grounding as she stayed with Vogue for 17 highly enjoyable years before jumping ship to take a post working for the brand Ralph Lauren. After a further 2 years working with Ralph Lauren she felt she had learned enough about the fashion industry and was itching to start her own label and Vera had already seen the niche she was about to fill, bridal gowns. She opened her first store in 1990 at the Carlyle Hotel in New York and her wedding dresses had an immediate impact as the fashionistas of high society, rock and roll and Hollywood all came knocking on her door looking for a Vera Wang designed bridal gown. As her brand grew so did her retail outlets that currently grace some of the finest cities across the globe and with this prestige comes opportunities so Vera expanded her range and now her brand sells eyewear, fragrances and ready to wear fashion items all touched with the Vera Wang attention to detail and stylish look that her followers have come to adore. She has appeared in numerous TV shows (usually playing herself) and has featured in a couple of movies. On top of this she somehow found time in her busy schedule to pen a book called Vera Wang on Weddings. Her forward thinking ideas turned the bridal gown industry upside down in the 1990's and her gowns have had fashion editors eking out deeper superlatives for their readers to drool over and dream about their own big day. So yes, she has been a big inspiration to many so here is my compilation of twelve of the best Vera Wang quotes.
  • Mini Bio
  • Name: Vera Ellen Wang
  • Born: 27th June 1949, New York City, New York, U.S.
  • Alma mater: Sarah Lawrence College
  • Occupation: Fashion designer
  • Famous for: Her couture wedding dress designs
  • Designed for: She has designed wedding dresses for the following: Alicia Keys, Avril Lavigne, Campbell Brown, Chelsea Clinton, Heidi Klum, Hilary Duff, Jennifer Garner, Jessica Simpson, Karenna Gore, Ivanka Trump, Mariah Carey, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Susan Downey, the Kardashian sisters Khloe and Kim, Tiffani Thiessen and Victoria Beckham to name but a few
  • Trivia: In her younger days she had serious designs on becoming a professional figure skater but when she was not selected for the 1968 winter olympics she turned to her other love fashion design

"I want people to see the dress, but focus on the woman"

Vera Wang

"My normal routine is pretty much putting out fires all day"

Vera Wang

"A woman is never sexier than when she is comfortable in her clothes"

Vera Wang

"Success isn't about the end result; It's about what you learn along the way"

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"I wear many hats, I have to be a promoter, a designer, a costumer of movie stars and celebrities, and a businesswoman"

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"It's good to work for other people. I worked for others for 20 years. They paid me to learn"

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"It’s not about failure, it’s about how much you love what you do"

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"When I dress a woman, my design intention is to give them an attitude or a grace"

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"There should be some sort of woman or lifestyle or attitude in one's head as a designer"

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"When you love something, every day goes by in 10 minutes"

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"I see myself as an arbiter of taste"

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"All I did my first year at Vogue was Xerox"

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