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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 want people to see the dress, but focus on the woman.
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.
Fashion offers no greater challenge than finding what works for night without looking like you are wearing a costume.
When you have a passion for something then you tend not only to be better at it, but you work harder at it too.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
It's a remarkable exercise to sit and look at your own work over the years.
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.
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.
I see myself as an arbiter of taste.
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.
The intricate engraving, fine lines, beading and milgrain accents echo an era defined by elaborate embellishments.
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.
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 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.
I am not the sort of woman who would wear high heels with a bathing suit.
Let's get that straight right now.
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 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.
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.
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.
The key is falling in love with something, anything.
If your heart's attached to it, then your mind will be attached to it.
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.
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.
Although in skating you compete with other people, anyone who achieves a certain level of success is first and foremost competing against themselves. And for me the idea that I could always do better, learn more, learn faster, is something that came from skating. But I carried that with me for the rest of my life.