Vera Wang is a popular American fashion designer from New York City. She was the youngest editor of Vogue and made wedding dresses for various celebrities like Mariah Carey, Victoria Beckham, Avril Lavigne, Kim, and Khloe Kardashian and much more. Vera has designed costumes for figure skaters as well as evening wear for Michelle Obama. Here are the complete details about career, biography, and net worth of Vera Wang in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Vera Wang was born on 27th June 1949 in New York City. She has Chinese descent, and her parents were from China. She graduated from The Chapin School and attended the University of Paris. Vera has a degree in art history that she received from Sarah Lawrence College. She started as a figure skater but failed to make it to the US Olympics team. That is when she shifted from career to costume designing.
In 1989, Vera Wang got married to Arthur Becker. They adopted two daughters named Cecilia and Josephine. Her husband was the chief executive officer of NaviSite, which is an information technology services company. The couple separated amicably in 2012. She was previously in a relationship with French skating Patrick Pera. They dated each other from 1970 to 1972. Wang likes to exercise and sports and does not receive phone calls during the day. Her works have been mentioned in several television shows, films, and print media.
Career, Award & Nominations
After completing her college, Vera Wang was appointed as the editor of Vogue. She became the youngest editor of the company and severed the company for 17 years. Following that, she joined Ralph Lauren in 1987. After two years, she resigned from her job and decided to have a career as a bridal wear designer. She then designed wedding gowns for many popular celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Victoria Beckham, Ivanka Trump, Mariah Carey, Hilary Duff, Alicia Keys, Khloe Kardashian, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Chelsea Clinton. She has designed costumes for popular figure skaters like Evan Lysacek, Michelle Kwan, and Nancy Kerrigan. In 2009, she was inducted into the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame.
Wang has designed uniforms for the Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders, and her clothes have been worn by many popular celebrities like Michele Obama. In 2001, she released the book entitled ‘Vera Wang on Weddings’. She was conferred with the Womenswear Designer of the Year Award in 2005 by the Council of Fashion Designers of America. She is also the recipient of the André Leon Talley Award in 2006. That same year, she teamed up with Kohl’s for a clothing line called “Simply Vera”. She had also received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the CFDA in 2013.
She has got her own salon in New York City. Her boutiques are based in London, Sydney, and Tokyo, and it has got home collections, fragrance, eyewear, jewelry, and shoes. Wang has also launched her own line of wedding gowns. In 2012, she launched tuxedo styles by teaming up with Men’s Wearhouse. She has also appeared in movies like ‘First Daughter’ and ‘The September Issue’. Vera Wang was first seen in the television series ‘Ugly Betty’ in 2007. A year later, she was seen in the reality television competition ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’. Her other television appearances are ‘Gossip Girl’, ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ and ‘Chelsea Lately’.
Net Worth & Earnings
How much net worth do you expect from one of the most popular celebrity costume designers? Well, she has a whopping net worth of over $700 million as of now. No wonders that her wealth has come for designing the wedding dresses and event dresses from most of the popular female artists in the movie, modeling as well as the music industry.
Vera Wang is referred to as a self-made American woman who started from scratch and is one of the wealthiest women in the world. Even though she is 69, she is still one of the most sought-after costume designers for the celebrities.