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									Vera Wang
                                                                                                                                     As a Chinese American Fashion designer based in New York, Vera Wang is well known for her wedding


                                                                                                                                     gown collection. In her early life, Wang trained as a gure skater with pairs partner James Stuart. She


                                                                                                                                     competed in the 1968 US Figure Skating Championship. She was featured in Sports Illustrator’s Faces


                                                                                                                                     in the Crowd in the January 9, 1968 issue. It was when she failed to make the US Olympics team that



Learning is part of leading
                                                                                                                                     she entered the fashion industry. Wang worked as a fashion editor for Vogue for sixteen years. She


                                                                                                                                     left Vogue after being turned down for the editor-in-chief position. Wang then joined Ralph Lauren

-Born June 27th 1949                                                                                                                 as a design director for two years before she opened her own design salon. Wang demonstrates the

-She is well known for her wedding gowns.                                                                                            characteristics of a quiet leadership as she serves as a mentor for future designers that meet with

-She attended the University of Paris, where she earned a                                                                            obstacles as they pursue their goals. She has made wedding dressed for well-known public gures

degree in art history.                                                                                                               and celebrities ranging from artists such as Alicia Keys to actresses such as Kate Hudson. Additionally,

-In her youth Wang trained as a gure skater and                                                                                      she has designed costumes for gure skater’s. Vera Wang developed her brand name through

competed at the 1968 US gure Skating Championships.                                                                                  fragrances, jewelry, shoes, eyewear, and house ware collection. In October 23rd 2001 Wang released

-She entered the fashion industry when she failed to make                                                                            a book “Vera Wang on Wedding’s’. Later in 2005 she won the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers or

the US Olympics                                                                                                                      America) women’s wear designer of the year. The following year Wang was awarded the Andre Leon

-Wang was a senior fashion editor for Vogue for sixteen                                                                              Talley Lifetime Achievement Award from Savannah College of Art and Design. Wang was inducted

years.                                                                                                                               into the US Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 2009 and was honored for her contribution to the sports as

-She was a design director for Ralph Lauren for two years                                                                            a costume designer.




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before opening her own design salon.
-Wang has made wedding gowns for many well-known
public gures, celebrities and even designed costumes
for gure skaters.
-Wang expanded her brand name through her fragrance,
jewelry, eyewear, shoes and house ware collection.


                                                              “Don’t be afraid to
-She released a book “Vera Wang on Weddings’ in 2001.
-Twenty years after opening her rst bridal boutique,


                                                              take time to learn”
Wang was awarded the leadership in the arts award by
the Harvard-Radcli e Asian American Association.
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