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Vera Wang, Fashion Designer

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A native New Yorker, Vera Wang has spent her lifetime at the forefront of fashion. Drawing her earliest inspiration from her mother and their annual trips to the Paris couture shows, Vera Wang went on to become the youngest ever Vogue fashion editor at the age of 23, allowing her the opportunity to collaborate with the most accomplished personalities in the world of fashion.

Founding her own company in 1990, Vera Wang is known for her nonchalant approach to style and luxury. Her design vocabulary resonates with signature layering, intricate draping and exquisite attention to detail.

In addition to ready to wear, she also designs Lavender Label, eveningwear, bridal, footwear, eyewear, fragrance, china and crystal, silver and gifts, fine papers, mattresses and flowers. All of her products are sold in the most exclusive department stores and boutiques around the world, including her own Madison Avenue flagship store.

From the red carpet to the runway, the world"s most influential and fashionable women look to Vera Wang when dressing for their most important events and public appearances. The Vera Wang style has become a fixture on the world stage lauded in both the domestic and international press. In 2005, the Council of Fashion Designers of America honored Vera Wang"s innovation and dedication to her craft by naming her "Womenswear Designer of the Year."

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