Success isn't about the end result; it's about what you learn along the way.— Vera Wang
The most promising Vera Wang quotes that will be huge advantage for your personal development
A woman is never sexier than when she is comfortable in her clothes.
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.
There was no relationship between a wedding dress and fashion.
There was no good taste, either. I realized that I could make an impression in terms of changing and readdressing the whole industry of bridal.
It's hard to juggle being a businessperson with being a creative person.
You have to organize yourself - PR needs me for PR, and the licensing division needs me for licensing, the bridal people need me for bridal.
Figure skating has been a great influence for me.
I took dance at the School of American Ballet, which helped my own skating. And whether you are a skater or a dancer, without sounding narcissistic, it is all about looking in the mirror.
I was stigmatized by being a bridal designer for a long time.
I am amazed I have been able to move beyond it. I had really all but given up trying, but I did it because it was my lifelong dream.
I never thought I'd be successful. It seems in my own mind that in everything I've undertaken I've never quite made the mark. But I've always been able to put disappointments aside. Success isn't about the end result; it's about what you learn along the way.
I adore the challenge of creating truly modern clothes, where a woman's personality and sense of self are revealed. I want people to see the dress, but focus on the woman.
I want people to see the dress, but focus on the woman.
Fashion offers no greater challenge than finding what works for night without looking like you are wearing a costume.
Even the most understated ceremony involves a certain respect for ritual and pageantry. No one plays more of a significant role than the bride's attendants.
When you have a passion for something then you tend not only to be better at it, but you work harder at it too.
A bride should look at everything she possibly can.
..just so she can experiment and see what makes her really feel beautiful or glamorous or classical or whatever she desires to be on that particular day.
Service is a prerequisite for anything relating to luxury.
That makes it (shopping) sensual and pleasurable.
I love a black wedding dress.
I've been designing since I was 8. I started sketching dresses I could wear when skating. I was always involved in all aspects of skating, not just the technique, the choreography, the music, but the visual aspects, too - what I should wear.
Fashion to me has become very disposable; I wanted to get back to craft, to clothes that could last.
As the mother of two daughters, I have great respect for women. And I don't ever want to lose that.
It takes tremendous will to compete in any athletic endeavor, so it meant going to bed early and getting my homework done in advance. I had to sacrifice things, like a social life, to be a skater at 15. But I loved skating so much that it was worth everything to me.
My mother was extremely controlled, sort of flawless. And I always tend to be a bit more hippie.
It's for all the women who embrace my aesthetic, but can't afford a Vera Wang dress. If women can get anything out of it - a little bit of me or a lot of me, that's what's important.
I was the girl who nobody thought would ever get married.
I was going to be a fashion nun the rest of my life. There are generations of them, those fashion nuns, living, eating, breathing clothes.
I work with structure, but I go outside the box and give it my own spin.
I adore the challenge of creating truly modern clothes - where a woman's personality and sense of style are realized.
To me, eyewear goes way beyond being a prescription.
It's like makeup. It's the most incredible accessory. The shape of a frame or the color of lenses can change your whole appearance.
People get very trapped where they are.
When they hear 'fashion' they get intimidated, particularly at the upper end because it's so elitist.
It's a remarkable exercise to sit and look at your own work over the years.
I see myself as a true modernist. Even when I do a traditional gown, I give it a modern twist. I go to the past for research. I need to know what came before so I can break the rules.
I see myself as an arbiter of taste.
When I decided to get married at 40, I couldn't find a dress with the modernity or sophistication I wanted. That's when I saw the opportunity for a wedding gown business.
I wanted to define the vocabulary of a wedding both visually and intellectually.
The book is about more than weddings or wedding dresses. It's a metaphor for women's lives, their creativity.
The intricate engraving, fine lines, beading and milgrain accents echo an era defined by elaborate embellishments.
I make things of my own that aren't that glam, but I'm not known for that, which has always been a bit of a frustration for me.
In the dream world of Matisse and the gritty reality of American frontier, the diversity of women in our society offers the chance for greater exploration and even greater inspiration.
I brought color to bridal. There was one whole season of blush. If you think about the bareness, the illusion (fabric), the corsets that I did in bridal, they were trends in ready-to-wear, too.
I hate phones. All businesses are personal businesses, and I always try my best to get back to people, but sometimes the barrage of calls is so enormous that if I just answered calls I would do nothing else.
People get very trapped where they are.
When they hear "fashion" they get intimidated, particularly at the upper end because it's so elitist. If you can bring your own concept or your viewpoint and translate it not down but out, then you're really successful in the truest sense.
All I did my first year at Vogue was Xerox.
I wanted to breathe new life into the timeless trend of past, present and future. These unique designs celebrate the bride and groom's passage through their new life together.
I am not the sort of woman who would wear high heels with a bathing suit.
Let's get that straight right now.
One thing about skating that I don't think people focus on enough is the music factor. The music is a huge component of figure skating. It can dictate not only the choreography but the emotion. If it's not the right music it can ruin a performance.
Every woman hates her own body. I don't know a woman who doesn't . . . well, I do know a few who love themselves but in the case of most women it's like, "ugh." And when I dress a woman, my design intention is to give them an attitude or a grace, no matter whether it's a wedding gown or ready-to-wear.
I love the focus and bravery of European designers, but I love the nonchalance and throwaway aspect of America that has made Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein two of the greatest icons. I try to bridge those two worlds in my work. The clothes may be couture on the runway but there's an attitude that's very street and that comes from America.
I was struggling to find a way to make evening clothes more deconstructed.
I like to think that I translated the Latin concept in a more modern way. I don't think that I was that literal.
I'm only waiting for Lindsay Lohan's fashion collection to come out.
Ten years from now, there may be no real designers left.
I'm not really a girl who likes to go out to lunch or cocktails or store openings.
I think fashion is intensely personal.
It should be. It should give a woman a creative outlet, it should give her a little bit of an escape, and it should give her a little bit of individuality that she can add to her life. I don't mean redoing your entire closet. I mean that a great shoe or a great handbag or a great top or a great coat or jacket can change everything.
It's kind of hard when your moniker is "bridal" and "evening" for people to understand that I don't run around in a bridal gown all day, nor do I run around in an evening gown. I run around in clothes that resonate for me. I wanted to do those clothes in my ready-to-wear collection - because I don't know how you can be a woman designing for other women and not relate it back to yourself.
My closet is organized by tops, pants, and outerwear, but not a lot of dresses.
Gowns are in another room because I don't often dress formally, even though I design gowns. Like most designers, I have a uniform, and mine is a legging.
I always see where I didn't do things the right way.
I only see the heavy lifting. That's a bit of my wisdom, if you want to call it that.