Which fashion designer was a competitor at the 1968 National Figure Skating Finals?
Answer: Vera Wang is arguably the most prominent designer of bridal wear in America. While in high school, she competed at the 1968 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. She was featured in Sports Illustrated’s Faces in the Crowd in the January 9, 1968 issue. When she failed to make the US Olympics team, she entered the fashion industry. Wang was senior fashion editor at Vogue for 15 years and then a design director for Ralph Lauren. She designed her own wedding dress, then opened a bridal boutique and soon launched her own signature collection. Now hugely popular, she has a large Hollywood following and also designs lingerie, jewelry and home products.
Vera Ellen Wang is an American fashion designer based in New York City.
Born: 27 June 1949 (age 67), New York City, New York, United States
Height: 1.61 m
Spouse: Arthur Becker (m. 1989–2012)
Children: Cecilia Becker, Josephine Becker
Movies and TV shows: The September Issue, Seamless, Style Star
As the mother of two daughters, I have great respect for women. And I don’t ever want to lose that.
When I design a wedding dress with a bustle, it has to be one the bride can dance in. I love the idea that something is practical and still looks great.
All those years of skating and dancing have carried over. I can’t design anything without thinking of how a woman’s body will look and move when she’s wearing it.