In 1990, Vera Wang opened her first flagship store on Manhattan’s famed Madison Avenue, introducing fashion to the bridal industry with revolutionary designs and refined detailing.
Since then she has expanded her collections to include ready-to-wear, footwear, eyewear, fragrance, flowers, china and crystal, silver and gifts, bedding, fine papers and her first book, Vera Wang on Weddings.
In 2005, the Council of Fashion Designers of America awarded Vera “Womenswear Designer of the Year”. Vera further established herself as a style authority in 2007 by sharing her modern sensibility with millions of American women through her Simply Vera Vera Wang line available at Kohl’s department stores nationwide.
In Spring 2011, Vera Wang launched her highly anticipated inaugural collection for David’s Bridal, WHITE by Vera Wang, which brings the acclaimed Vera Wang aesthetic to a new set of brides.
As a natural extension of Vera’s passion for designing bridal fashion, Vera Wang partnered with Zale Corporation to introduce Vera Wang LOVE,a collection of diamond engagement rings, wedding bands and solitaire jewelry, available exclusively in Zale stores throughout the US, Canada and Puerto Rico in Fall 2011.
In Spring 2012, Vera Wang introduced an exclusive collection of rental tuxedos for Men’s Warehouse, BLACK by Vera Wang.
Vera Wang has been conferred the insignia of Chevalier of the Legion of Honor by Gérard Araud, the Ambassador of France to the United States, on Tuesday, February 28, 2016, at a ceremony that took place at Les Invalides
”This is an unimaginable honor, both as an American and a Designer, to be presented with this most prestigious award from the French Republic.”
– Vera Wang
“Today we celebrate Vera Wang’s lifelong friendship with France in the name of our deepest shared values: beauty, fraternity and humanism” said Gérard Araud, Ambassador of France to the United States. “French culture has been a strong inspiration throughout her life, and has influenced her work as both a designer and an accomplished and independent business woman.”