Vera Ellen Wang Becker was born and raised in New York has in a few decades has become synonymous with the ideal wedding gown.
She attended The Chapin School until her graduation in 1967 and went on to complete her education at the University of Paris and Sarah Lawrence College, obtaining a degree in art history.
While in high school, Wang trained as a figure skater with pairs partner James Stuart, and competed at the 1968 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. When she failed to make the US Olympics team, she entered the fashion industry.
Wang was a senior fashion editor for Vogue for sixteen years. In 1985, she left Vogue after being turned down for the editor-in-chief position currently filled by Anna Wintour and joined Ralph Lauren as a design director for two years. In 1990, she opened her own design salon in the Carlyle Hotel in New York that features her trademark bridal gowns.
I adore Vera's elegant take on the wedding gown and her urbane approach to fashion.
Warm regards and a lovely weekend to all,
My love my care,