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Career: Fashion editor, Vogue, 1971-87; design director, Ralph Lauren, 1987-89; opened Vera Wang Bridal House, 1990; took classes and taught herself design techniques, designed hand-beaded ensemble for figure skater Nancy Kerrigan, 1994 Olympics; introduced Vera Wang Made to Order couture collection, 1996; authored first book, Vera Wang on Weddings, October 2001; signed an exclusive license agreement with Unilever Cosmetics International to develop a signature fragrance in spring 2002.
Awards: Chinese American Planning Council`s Honoree of the Year award, 1993; Girl Scout Council`s Woman of Distinction award, 1994; elected member, Council of Fashion Designers of America, 1994
Sarah Lawrence College, Sorbonne, Paris, France
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Vera Ellen Wang (Chinese: 王薇薇; pinyin: Wáng Wēiwei, born June 27, 1949) is an American fashion designer based in New York City and former figure skater. She is known for her wide range of haute couture bridesmaid gowns and wedding gown collections, as well as for her clientele of elite lady figure skaters, designing dresses for competitions and exhibitions.
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