Top 70 Vera Wang Quotes of 2019

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“My evening really begins when I take a long, hot bath. I light a candle, and I turn on the news and try to catch up. It’s when I can breathe from the day to the night, and that means a lot to me.”

― Vera Wang

“My bedroom is my sanctuary. It’s like a refuge, and it’s where I do a fair amount of designing – at least conceptually, if not literally.”

― Vera Wang

“Success isn’t about the end result, it’s about what you learn along the way.”

― Vera Wang

“The key is falling in love with something, anything. If your heart’s attached to it, then your mind will be attached to it.”

― Vera Wang

“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.”

― Vera Wang

“When you have a passion for something then you tend not only to be better at it, but you work harder at it too.”

― Vera Wang

“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.”

― Vera Wang

“I started at the very highest level so the upper end is something I know very well. I know it instinctively. But all the years I was designing, it frustrated me that I could reach so few women.”

― Vera Wang

“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.”

― Vera Wang

“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.”

― Vera Wang

“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.”

― Vera Wang

“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.”

― Vera Wang

“My normal routine is pretty much putting out fires all day.”

― Vera Wang

“I love to design things that people can actually buy. I’m staggered by what a boot costs today.”

― Vera Wang

“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.”

― Vera Wang

“I’m not really a girl who likes to go out to lunch or cocktails or store openings.”

― Vera Wang

“Don’t be afraid to take time to learn. It’s good to work for other people. I worked for others for 20 years. They paid me to learn.”

― Vera Wang

“Things that came before, people and things and experiences – that does mean something to me. It doesn’t mean I don’t embrace the new, but I don’t forget the past, either.”

― Vera Wang

“I see myself as an arbiter of taste.”

― Vera Wang

“A woman is never sexier than when she is comfortable in her clothes.”

― Vera Wang

“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.”

― Vera Wang

“As the mother of two daughters, I have great respect for women. And I don’t ever want to lose that.”

― Vera Wang

“Fashion offers no greater challenge than finding what works for night without looking like you are wearing a costume.”

― Vera Wang

“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.”

― Vera Wang

“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.”

― Vera Wang

“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.”

― Vera Wang

“It’s a remarkable exercise to sit and look at your own work over the years.”

― Vera Wang

“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.”

― Vera Wang

“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.”

― Vera Wang

“My mother was extremely controlled, sort of flawless. And I always tend to be a bit more hippie.”

― Vera Wang

“I don’t live through my kids. But I do know what will happen in life, and I just want them well prepared.”

― Vera Wang

“I was trying to manage school and training for the Olympics and ended up not doing well at either. That was a big lesson in my life. My mother expected both.”

― Vera Wang

“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.”

― Vera Wang

“It’s hard to balance everything. It’s always challenging.”

― Vera Wang

“Design is about point of view, and there should be some sort of woman or lifestyle or attitude in one’s head as a designer.”

― Vera Wang

“People get very trapped where they are. When they hear ‘fashion’ they get intimidated, particularly at the upper end because it’s so elitist.”

― Vera Wang

“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.”

― Vera Wang

“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.”

― Vera Wang

“The funny thing is that I’m the girl who no one sees at the beach. Ask anyone who’s traveled with me. Normally, I’m in so many layers, I look like Lawrence of Arabia!”

― Vera Wang

“New York for me is about work. If L.A. were to become a West Coast version of that, I’d shoot myself. The climate, the lifestyle – it really fits as the yin to my New York yang.”

― Vera Wang

“The great thing about having a pool in L.A. is that I can use it year-round. And since I’ve always been an athlete, staying fit is very important.”

― Vera Wang

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

― Vera Wang

“I do think I know more about clothes than any 500 designers, because there’s nothing like wearing them. You buy them, you study them, and you start to understand how they’re crafted.”

― Vera Wang

“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.”

― Vera Wang

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

― Vera Wang

“Just because you’re from a city ten miles outside of St. Paul. It doesn’t mean you don’t read magazines, or the incredible Internet, and what’s going on in the world. I never, ever take a client, or women, for granted.”

― Vera Wang

“Let’s be realistic, how many people are buying a $2,000 skirt? I love to design things that people can actually buy. I’m staggered by what a boot costs today.”

― Vera Wang

“I’m only waiting for Lindsay Lohan’s fashion collection to come out. Ten years from now, there may be no real designers left.”

― Vera Wang

“It is horrible to say, but 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.”

― Vera Wang

“They never ask the celebrities why they don’t wear their own clothes on the red carpet.”

― Vera Wang

“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.”

― Vera Wang

“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.”

― Vera Wang

“Brides today are increasingly sensitive to the tastes, feelings and finances of their attendants.”

― Vera Wang

“I am not the sort of woman who would wear high heels with a bathing suit. Let’s get that straight right now.”

― Vera Wang

“I love a black wedding dress.”

― Vera Wang

“If I were to say at any point that I feel really confident or really in control, that would be a mistake. Because I don’t. I always see where I didn’t do things the right way.”

― Vera Wang

“Design is about point of view, and there should be some sort of woman or lifestyle or attitude in one’s head as a designer. So my being able to reach the masses was something that meant a great deal to me – especially for women who could never wear Vera Wang.”

― Vera Wang

“That was a major goal for me – to be able to reach and encourage more women, to encourage them to express themselves and be what they want to be. People get very trapped where they are.”

― Vera Wang

“I do speak Mandarin, and I also relate to the hunger that China has for culture and architecture and style.”

― Vera Wang

“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.”

― Vera Wang

“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.”

― Vera Wang

“All I did my first year at Vogue was Xerox.”

― Vera Wang

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

― Vera Wang

“My mother is the reason I’m in fashion. She worshiped it. Unfortunately, she infected me.”

― Vera Wang

“I was an art history major, but never specifically contemporary. I would say where I really stopped were the abstract expressionists in the New York school.”

― Vera Wang

“I’ve always tried to push myself technically and to push myself visually. That’s been part of the journey.”

― Vera Wang

“I love sportswear in my own weird way. Fashion is such a personal journey for me. I’m much more of a girl that’s a T-shirt, legging, layering kind of thing, and outerwear.”

― Vera Wang

“I’m a late riser by my family’s standards. Sleeping is a luxury because since I was young, I woke up very early to go ice-skating. So I’m really not a morning girl.”

― Vera Wang

“I wear Rick Owens T-shirts to bed. They are like my thermals, since I sleep with the room at near freezing temperatures, like a meat locker.”

― Vera Wang

“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.”

― Vera Wang
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