Fashion maven and former figure skater Vera Wang turns 64 today. Her career designing couture skating costumes, working at Vogue and designing a full range of clothing both designer and off the rack has been illustrious and celebrated. But in particular, when you think of wedding dresses, you think Vera Wang.
Stars like Chelsea Clinton, Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, Victoria Beckham, Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Garner, Sharon Stone, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Hilary Duff, Kate Hudson, Khloe Kardashian and Kim Kardashian have all looked to Vera to design their one-of-a-kind dresses to celebrate their special days.
Blair Waldorf walked down the aisle in her ill-fated marriage to Prince Louis decked out in Vera Wang:
The competitive Liv (Kate Hudson) and Emma (Anne Hathaway) each got a custom Vera design for their nuptials, receiving the sage advice, “You do not alter a Vera to fit you, you alter yourself to fit Vera,” from the store clerk.
Although her gowns are rumored to contain a curse, there is no denying that Vera Wang’s name is synonymous with fairy-tale wedding.
So Happy Birthday, Vera Wang! We’re glad you were born, so you could make wedding dreams we didn’t even know we had come true.