Vera Wang Biography

Updated On Feb 20, 2019 Published On Oct 28, 2015
Facts of Vera Wang
Date of Birth: 1949 , June-27
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 3 Inch
Name Vera Wang
Birth Name Vera Ellen Wang
Nick Name Vera
Father Cheng Ching Wang
Mother Florence Wu
Nationality American
Birth Place/City New York City, United States
Religion Christian
Ethnicity Chinese
Profession Fashion Designer
Net Worth $630 million
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Fashion designer, Vera Wang is the renowned designer of bridal wear. She is an expert in implementing a modern way of design into conventional fashion wear. She was popular for being the fashion editor at the Vogue.

Vera Wang's early life

Vera Wang was from the upper-class family born in New York City, New York, United States of America to Cheng Ching Wang and Florence Wu. She is an American and is of Chinese descent.

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Vera Wang attended The Chapin School. She completed her education from there in 1967. While she was there she was a figure skating and she also took part in U.S. Figure Skating Championships. After her high school days, she was enrolled at the University of Paris.

Vera Wang's career

Soon after receiving a bachelor’s degree, she gave up her skating career and began working for Vogue. After being there for about one and a half decade, she left Vogue and then joined Ralph Lauren as a fashion director.

She is also the owner of a bridal boutique. Vera Wang has also acted in the film The September Issue, starring Anna Wintour.

Vera Wang has also worked as the wedding dress designer for the movie First Daughter, featuring Marc Blucas, Margaret Colin, and Katie Holmes.

Vera Wang's personal life

It was from her college days she was seeing Arthur Becker. Their romantic love affairs lead them to get married in 1989. She didn't become a mother from her won effort but this sweet couple adopted two children soon after getting married.

They got divorced in July 2012 and the divorced was claimed to be friendly.

Vera Wang's net worth

Her salary was high at Vogue and her net worth as of 2015 is rumored to be around $630 million and has been placed at no#34 in the Forbes' list of America's self-made Women

The value of her asset Vera Wang's fashion and lifestyle empire in the year 2013 was said to be $1 billion.

The annual revenue collected from the Vera Wang Group LLC in the year 2017 was about $59 million.

 

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Born in New York City, New York

June 27 , 1949

Vera Wang was from the upper class family born in New York City, New York, United States of America to Cheng Ching Wang and Florence Wu. She is an American and is of Chinese descent. She is of average height.

Graduated from The Chapin School

1967

Vera Wang received her formal education from The Chapin School. While she was there she was not only good at her studies but also in figure skating. She also completed her education form there and graduated from there in 1967.

Joined US National Championships

1968

It is said that Vera Wang was just eight years old when she began skating. And within a decade she established herself as a professional figure skater. After completing her high school education she also took part in U.S. Figure Skating Championships and nearly became the champion of this championship. 

Graduated from Sarah Lawrence College

1971

Though Vera Wang was good at skating since her childhood days, she didn't only choose skating as her professional career but she also got enrolled at the University of Paris and continued her higher education. She graduated from there with a bachelor’s degree in Arts in 1971. 

Joined Vogue

1971

Soon after receiving bachelor’s degree, Vera Wang gave up her skating career and began working for Vogue. While she was there she was the senior fashion editor and she holds this position for about one and half decade. 

Joined Ralph Lauren

1987

After being in Vogue for about one and half decade, Vera Wang left Vogue and then joined Ralph Lauren as a fashion director. It is said that she left Vogue because her position of senior fashion editor was taken away. 

Married to Arthur Becker

1989

It is said that Vera Wang was in love with Arthur Becker since her college days. They dated each other for some time and finally decided to get married. They got married in 1989. They didn’t have any children from this married life but they thought of adopting children soon after getting married. 

Adopted a child

1990

Vera Wang didn't become mother from her won effort but this sweet couple adopted two children soon after getting married. Within a year, they adopted a sweet little baby born and they named her Cecilia Becker. She was also born that year. 

Divorced with Arthur Becker

2012

Vera Wang was married to Arthur Becker in 1989. They hold this married life for about two decades and then finally in July 2012, they decided to dissolve their married life. The divorced was said to be friendly but the actual reason for that was unknown. 

Began her acting career

2004

A renowned fashion designer, Vera Wang is also an actress and she began her acting career since 2004. That year, she portrayed role in the movie, First Daughter. She has also appeared in several television shows. 

Published her own book

2001

 Vera Wang is a versatile woman. She is also good at writing and from this writing she has also expressed her skills of fashion designing in several books. In 2001, she published her won book under the title, Vera Wang on Weddings.

Won Honoree of the Year Award

1993

Every year, Chinese American Planning Council used to honor several celebrities for their genuine works for about year. In 1993, Vera Wang was also honored with this award; they honored her with the Honoree of the Year Award.

Won Girl Scout Council's Woman of Distinction

1994

Vera Wang has been nominated in lots of prestigious awards and she has also won some of them. In 1994, she was also honored with the Girl Scout Council's Woman of Distinction Award. In 1995, she was also honored with the Fashion Designers of America. 

Won Womenswear Designer of the Year

2005

Since the start of her career, Vera Wang has been honored with several prestigious awards. She has been honored with Council of Fashion Designers of America several times. In 2005, they also honored her for being the Womenswear Designer of the Year.