Vera Wang is a fashion designer based in New York City. She is known for her wedding gown collection among other specialties.
As a girl, Wang trained as a figure skater, and competed at the 1968 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Wang was a senior fashion editor for Vogue magazine for sixteen years. In 1985, she left Vogue and joined Ralph Lauren as a design director for two years. In 1990, she opened her own design salon in the Carlyle Hotel in New York which featured her trademark bridal gowns.
Wang has expanded her brand name through her fragrance, jewelry, eye-ware, shoe and house-ware collections.