Vera Wang


  • she grew up in NYC, but her parents are wealthy Chinese immigrants
  • her fashion capitol is New York (NYC)
  • she was going to get married, but was frustrated by the limited selections of gowns. So, she designed her own and got it made. Afterwards, started to design her own
  • her bridal gowns got her recognized
  • her style is elegant, but her recent fashion show was described as edgy
  • 1990- she opened her first bridal shop in NYC with some financial help from her father
  • Vera was a former figure skater and even designed an outfit for the Olympian, Nancy Kerrigan
  • she originally worked at Vogue and within a year she was promoted to senior editor (stayed for 15yrs)
  • then worked for Ralph Lauren