Vera Wang

Vera Wang

Vera Wang Designer History:
Vera Ellen Wang was the child of Chinese parents, who had run away from the Communist revolution, and was born June 27 New York in 1949. At first she dreamed of becoming an Olympic figure ice skater, however when she failed to make the US Olympics team in 1968, she joined the Sorbonne, in Paris and then attended Sarah Lawrence College in the USA, to study. From her education she has received a BA in Liberal Arts. After her graduation in 1970, Vera turned out to be the youngest editor ever positioned at Vogue magazine. She continued at this position for 17 years. In 1987 once she left Vogue, she worked for Ralph Lauren for 2 years and a year later in 1990 she started her own house on Madison Avenue, New York, creating bridal wear and evening dresses. In 1994, she launched her private label with bridal gowns, which are exactly what Vera Wang is well-known for. She utilizes wealthy materials like silk lace and duchess satin, in the lifestyle of Paris couture and uses them for the straight forward designs connected with American sportswear, like the vest dress. Her understanding of surface design and ornamentation, especially beading, and the usage of webbing to display the impression of naked skin, have made her preferred for the creation of Olympic figure-skating outfits therefore taking her to the beginnings and coming full-circle to her childhood dreams. Nancy Kerrigan dressed in her outfit in the 1994 Winter Olympics. Her customers form a lengthy catalog, particularly for the famous Oscar night. She has designed wedding gowns for many superstars such as Mariah Carey for her wedding to Tommy Mottola in 1993. Cate Blanchett received her Golden Globe for the movie "Elizabeth" in a beaded black Wang dress. Uma Thurman, Posh Spice, Alicia Silverstone, and Sharon Stone and Elisabeth Shue are all devoted customers of the label.

The CFDA - Council of Fashion Designers of America honored Vera Wang the Womenswear Designer of the Year 2005.

Vera Wang continues as chairwoman, holder and CEO of her business. Laura Lee Miller is her partner and leader of the company’s licensing section, the once Unilever executive M. Miller that made the agreement with Vera for the fragrance collection having her label. With Miller’s attention Vera Wang’s marketing has boomed. Through wedding fashion essentials like jewelry, eyewear and footwear to after wedding lifestyle options including chinaware, stationary, even mattresses by Serta and flowers by FTD. Vera’s most unusual venture has been joining with Las Vegas established casino constructor Eight Wonder to structure hotel suites with the Vera Wang brand. She has additionally closed a deal with middle-end department store Kohl’s regarding a ready-to-wear, inexpensive, however always trendy apparel collection.

Vera Wang Fragrance History:
Similar to the uncomplicated classiness of her wedding dresses, Vera’s first aroma, presented in 2002 in collaboration with Unilever Cosmetics International, is plainly named Vera Wang. A spectacular and feminine perfume presenting notes of mandarin, lotus and iris, developed with the inspiration of brides. Two years later the perfume for women was accompanied by Vera Wang for men, while a sweeter scent of Princess rolled out in 2006 along with Truly Pink, a sensual floral fragrance of freesia and rose. Princess perfume series has several seasonal releases over the years with most recent Princess Night and Pink Princess. Other notable scents include the LoveStruck perfume collection and the most recent Be Jeweled perfume.

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