Saturday, March 13, 2010

Vera Wang One of the 100 Women Who Inspires Me

Because she came to her destiny despite disappoint and is still at 60 a remarkable talent.

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,


  1. when you're mentioning designers, I must say I have admired late Alexander McQueen. Although his and my design work aren't similar at all, I've always admired the way he inspired thousands if not hundreds of thousands young artists around the world (not just from fashion world) to believe in themselves and to stay unique and individual because that is the key to becoming a successful artist.

  2. I hadn't realized Wany was a figure skater as well. What a talented lady!

  3. Lots of info on Vera I didnt know.I definately didnt know she was 60,she looks amazing.I love love her fashions, her totes are just so sweet.~~Becky.

  4. I didn't know she was 60 either. She looks like she's in her 40s maybe. Her fashions are amazing.

  5. Hey & Happy Weekend Simone :)

    Vera; F is for Fabulous, Fierce, Final. Love her styles, they're always free-flowing, gorgeous and surprisingly charming.

  6. Her dresses are so beautiful! I've always loved her! She makes it look so effortless!

    xoxo -- Hilary

  7. Good evening,dear Simone!-)*

    I love almost all creations of Vera Wang!
    Adorable designer she is,absolutelly the best one!!!
    The are indeed very special and amazing beautiful and also very proffessional,just perfect!

    Thank you for so intresting information about this special talented woman and fantastic fashion designer!

    Many love and hugs for you!-)*


  8. Beautiful post! I didn't know Vera is 60! She looks amazing!

    Hugs, Danielle

  9. Like others, I learned so much about Vera Wang that I'd never heard before. Such as her skating experience, I had no idea! But that explains all the outfits she designs for today's skaters. Great info as always!

  10. There were so many things I didn't know about her. Her designs are magnificent.

  11. What a beautiful tribute. It is no wonder someone with such romantic airs inspires you!

    You have an award on my blog.

    Southern City Mysteries

  12. pure talent is hard to hide.....

  13. Bonjour SImone;
    Wow 60 looks amazing on her. I didn't know she was with Vogue for so long. Great post as always.
    A bientôt