Vera Wang She’s got pearls
American designer Vera Wang has gained fame thanks to her wedding gowns. Her style balances traditional refinement with modern design, enhancing femininity with a sober and smart gracefulness.
Her family immigrated from China. She was raised in New-York, where she spent her teenage years ice-skating.
After a few month in Paris spent attending La Sorbonne, she went home to graduate for college and started working at Vogue. Fifteen years later, then a Senior Fashion Editor, Vera Wang left the magazine.
In 1987, she became Ralph Lauren’s accessory artistic director. Two years later, she designed her own wedding dress, and launched her career.
Her work found the spotlight for the first time when she dressed Nancy Kerrigan during the 1994 Oslo Olympic Games with a hand-embroidered pearl outfit. Since then, she's dressed every red-carpet icon from Charlize Theron to Victoria Beckham, Keira Knightley, and even Hailee Steinfled for the 2017 Met Gala. In 2001, she launched her perfume line, before extending her catalogue to lingerie, jewellery and home decor.