Vera Wang Net Worth, Bio, Age, Young, Husband, Daughters, Bridal and House

By | July 14, 2021

Vera Wang Biography

Vera Wangs an American fashion designer based in New York City. She takes great care of her health as she maintains a well-planned diet and regularly works out to retain a fit and healthy life.

Vera Wang Age and Birthday

Vera was born on June 27, 1949, in New York, the United States of America.

Vera Wang Children

Along with her former spouse, Wang adopted two kids; Cecilia Becker born in 1990, and Josephine Becker born in 1993. Her oldest daughter; Cecilia, currently lives in New York City while Josephine currently attends Harvard University.

Vera Wang Kohls, Zales, Bridal and More

Wang was offered a job to be an editor at Vogue immediately after graduation from Sarah Lawrence College, making her the youngest editor at Vogue. She worked at Vogue for almost two decades (17 years). She left Vogue in 1987 to join Ralph Lauren, for whom she worked with for 2 years. She resigned at 40 and became an independent bridal wear designer.

Wang has made wedding gowns for public figures such as Avril Lavigne, Karenna Gore, Mariah Carey, Ivanka Trump, Campbell Brown, Hilary Duff, Alicia Keys, Victoria Beckham, Chelsea Clinton, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kim Kardashian, and Khloe Kardashian. Wang’s evening wear has also been worn by the former FLOTUS; Michelle Obama. Wang has additionally designed outfits for figure skaters, including Evan Lysacek, Nancy Kerrigan.

Nathan Chen, Michelle Kwan. Lysacek wore Wang for the 2010 Winter Olympics, Kerrigan for the 1992 and 1994 Winter Olympics, Chen for the 2018 Winter Olympics, and Kwan for the 1998 and 2002 Winter Olympics. In 2009, Wang was enlisted into the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame for her contribution to the sport as a costume designer. She further designed the costumes worn by the Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders.

Her book, Vera Wang on Weddings, was released on October 23, 2001. She was the recipient of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Womenswear Designer of the Year in June 2005. Wang was also awarded the André Leon Talley Lifetime Achievement Award from the Savannah College of Art and Design on May 27, 2006.

Apart from Michelle Obama, Wang’s evening wear outfit has been worn by stars at many red carpet events, including Sofia Vergara at the 65th Emmy Awards, and Viola Davis at the 2012 Academy Awards. In 2013, Wang was honored with the Council of Fashion Designers of America Lifetime Achievement Award.

Wang reached a deal with Kohl’s in 2006, to produce Simply Vera, a less expensive line of ready-to-wear clothing exclusively for Kohls. In 2018, Forbes placed Wang the 34th in the list America’s Richest Self-Made Women, her revenues surging to $630 million in that year.

On September 10, 2019, after a leave of 2 years throughout which she had displayed her collections only via films, Wang returned to the New York Fashion Week runway for her Spring/Summer 2020 fashion show, which commemorated the 30th anniversary of her brand.

The show got very positive reviews, Bridget Foley described Vera’s creations as “Beautiful, seriously designed clothes, presented with gutsy panache”, while Godfrey Deeny defining it as a “notable collection by one of the few New York designers with a truly distinctive fashion DNA”.

Vera Wang House

Wang lives in New York City in her ‘modernist masterpiece,’ as described by Vogue. There are 17 televisions in Wang’s palatial Manhattan home in a 1929 Art Deco building so remarkable that someone wrote an entire book about it. Wang has resided there since 2007, but it starred in her personal history long before that.

Vera Wang Net Worth

Wang has an estimated net worth is estimated of $420 million

Vera Wang Height and Weight and Weight

Wang stands tall at a height of 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 m) and weighs 50 kilograms (in pounds 110 lbs).

Vera Wang Family

Wang parents who were born in China and relocated to the United States in the mid-1940s. Her mother Florence Wu (Wu Chifang), worked as a translator for the United Nations, while her father Cheng Ching Wang (Wang Chengqing), a graduate of Yanjing University and MIT, he owned a pharmaceutical company.

She was raised up along with her a younger brother called Kenneth Wang. Her maternal grandfather was Fengtian clique warlord Wu Junsheng, who was executed by the Empire of Japan in the Huanggutun event in 1928.

Education, Figure Skating and Education

Wang joined Friends Seminary and graduated from The Chapin School in 1967, she then joined the University of Paris and later earned her degree in art history from Sarah Lawrence College. Wang started figure skating at the age of eight.

While in high school, she practiced with pairs partner James Stuart, and went ahead to compete at the 1968 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Wang was starred in Sports Illustrated’s Faces in the Crowd in the January 9, 1968 issue.

When she dint make it to the U.S. national Olympics team, she decided to join the fashion industry. Wang however continues to enjoy skating, stating, “Skating is multidimensional”. She was presented as a debutante to high society at the International Debutante Ball at the Waldorf Astoria New York in 1968.

Vera Wang Husband

Wang was married to Arthur Becker a Jewish and interfaith Baptist ceremony as of 1989. The duo lived in Manhattan with their two fostered daughters named Cecilia Becker born in 1990, she currently lives in New York City, and Josephine Becker born in 1993, she attended The Chapin School and currently attends Harvard University.

Her husband served as the CEO of NaviSite an IT services company until August 2010. Vera Wang Co. announced that the couple had separated in July 2012 and divorce was amicable. Wang dated Patrick Péra and Evan Lysacek but currently she is single and has not publicized any relationship with anyone so far.


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