Famous Vera Wang Quotes

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.

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 was a total fashion insider who became an outsider when I did bridal.

Fashion to me has become very disposable; I wanted to get back to craft, to clothes that could last.

I like the gritty parts of fashion, the design, the studio, the pictures.

I want people to see the dress, but focus on the woman.

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 think there’s going to be a real push in the next two years in Asia – China and Korea specifically. And that’s a huge undertaking. Ten years ago it was impossible to break into that part of the world. Some of the biggest companies in the world found it challenging. But I am Chinese-American and I think what we do will resonate in China. So that’s where we see our biggest opportunities going forward. I do speak Mandarin and I also relate to the hunger that China has for culture and architecture and style.