Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Vera Wang

Vera Wang (born June 27, 1949) is an American fashion designer based in New York. She is known for her wedding gown collection, among other specialties.

As a girl, Wang trained as a figure skater, and competed at the 1968 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. When she failed to make the U.S. Olympic team, she entered the fashion industry. Wang was a senior fashion editor for Vogue for sixteen years but left in 1985 to join Ralph Lauren as a design director for two years. In 1990, she opened her own design salon in the Carlyle Hotel in New York which featured her trademark bridal gowns. She has designed costumes for figure skaters, including Nancy Kerrigan and Michelle Kwan.

Wang has expanded her brand name through her fragrance, jewelry, eye ware, shoe and house ware collections. On August 24, 2006, Kohl's announced that it would carry clothing, accessories, footwear, and linens designed by Wang.
(information from Wikipedia)

This is the reception dress that Vera Wang made for Avril Lavigne's wedding.

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