Vera Wang is a fashion designer from New York, the United States. Vera Wang is famous for her wedding dress collection and iconic red carpet design. Moreover, she is popular for her wedding dress design in America.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Childhood
Vera Wang was born in New York City, New York on June 27, 1949, and her age is 71 years old. Her father’s name is Cheng Ching Wang and her mother’s name is Florence Wu in America. Her father’s native name is Wang Chongqing and her mother’s native name is Wu Chifang. Her mother worked as a translator for United Nations.
Her father runs his own medicine company and is a graduate of Yanjing University and MIT. Moreover, she has a younger brother whose name is Kenneth Wang. She holds American nationality and belongs to Chinese ethnicity. She started skating at age of 8 and spent most of her childhood in New York City.
She completed her school at The Chapin School in 1967. After that, she went to the University of Paris. later, she earned a degree in art history from Sarah Lawrence College.
Vera Wang tried in the U.S Olympic games as a skater but was not chosen. After that, she transitioned to build her career in the fashion industry. She first started as the youngest editor for Vogue magazine at the age of 17. At the age of 23, she promoted to senior fashion editor at Vogue. She worked for 17 years at Vogue before joining Ralph Lauren as fashion director. After joining Ralph Lauren in 1987 she worked for 2 years and resigned at the age of 39.
After that, she became an independent bridal wear designer. She has designed gowns for famous celebrities like Mariah Carey, Ivanka Trump, Avril Lavigne, Khloe Kardashian, Victoria Beckham, Alicia Keys, Hillary Duff, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Chelsea Clinton, Kim Kardashian, and many others. Moreover, Barack Obama’s wife Michelle Obama also wears her designed evening wear. Besides that, she also designed costumes for skaters like Nancy Kerrigan, Evan Lysacek, Nathan Shen, and Michelle Kwan. Moreover, these skaters wore her designed costumes in the Winter Olympics. Due to her contribution as a costume designer she was inducted into the U.S Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 2009.
Besides that, she also designed Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders uniforms. On October 23, 2001, she released she on Weddings book. She also designed Viola Davis red carpet dress at the Academy Awards in 2012 and Sofia Vergara’s dress at the 65th Emmy Awards. n 2006, Wang made a deal with Kohl’s to produce less expensive ready-to-wear clothing exclusively for them called Simply Vera. She celebrated the 30th anniversary of her brand when she returned to New York Fashion Week runway for her Spring/Summer 2020 fashion show.
Achievements and Net Worth
She has been inducted into the U.S Figure Skating Hall of Fame for her contribution to the sport as a costume designer in 2009. She has also received the Council of Fashion Designers of America Lifetime Achievement Award and Andre Leon Talley Lifetime Achievement Award.
She has made a huge fortune through her career as a fashion designer. Her estimated net worth is around $420 million but her salary has not been revealed.
Talking about Vera Wang’s relationship, she separated from her husband in 2012. Vera married Arthur Becker a real estate developer in 1989. Arthur and she have two adopted daughters named Cecilia Becker and Josephine Becker. The couple and their two daughters used to live in Manhattan. However, Vera and her husband separated due to personal problems in July 2012. Currently, Vera is single and has no extra-marital affairs.
Talking about her rumors and his controversy, she’s not a part of them until now. Besides that, she is focusing on her personal and professional life. Moreover, she likes to keep a distance from the rumors and the controversy.
Body Measurement and Social media
Vera Wang stands at 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs around 52 Kg. Vera has gorgeous black hair and beautiful black eyes. Moreover, Vera’s body measurements are 32-24-34.
Vera Wang is pretty active on social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. On Vera’s Instagram, she has over 2.7 million followers in @verawanggang and over 519K followers in @verawang. Vera has over 1.2 million followers on her Facebook page and over 841.9K followers on Twitter.