Vera Wang was born in 1949 in New York, she was raised in an affluent family.
When she was younger her mother often used to take her to fashion shows in Paris.
Vera attended The Chapin School and then went onto the University of Paris. She later graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with a degree in Art History.
Vera Wang worked as a senior fashion editor at Vogue for 16 years, and later applied to be editor-in-chief but was turned down for Anna Wintour.
She joined Ralph Lauren as a design director for two years and then launched her own design salon in 1990.
She has designed wedding gowns for numerous celebrities including Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Victoria Beckham, Jennifer Garner and Uma Thurman.
Vera Wang also has brands through fragrance, jewelry, eyewear, shoe and housewear collections.
Vera Wang's designs were featured in the Sex And The City film during the Vogue photo shoot where Carrie Bradshaw wore many bridal gowns.
behind the scenes spring/summer 2009.