Vera Wang Shares Her Age-Defying Secrets, Says It Was Never a Goal
In Vera Wang's interview with Elle, she shares her views on aging and talks about feeling young.
The ability of certain celebrities to maintain their youthful appearance as they age is truly remarkable, and the online community is captivated by their quest for everlasting vitality and graceful aging. Renowned fashion icon Vera Wang, famous for her exquisite bridal designs cherished by celebrities globally, recently marked her 74th birthday on June 27, defying expectations with her continued stunning appearance. In an interview with Elle, she shared her views on aging and advice on feeling young.
Her timeless appearance has garnered widespread admiration online. Wang insists that she doesn't dwell on the concept of aging. Instead, her dedication to her career as a designer keeps her grounded, while prioritizing self-care to continue pursuing her passion. While appreciative of the compliments on her ageless looks, Wang states, "I'm very flattered that people think I've aged well, but it was never my goal," she continues, "I drink vodka, I sleep, I avoid the sun. But I like to work. I don't want to be pigeonholed."
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At the age of 40, Wang established her own independent brand, which propelled her into the bridal industry. Her love for the craft has only deepened over time. "I've always focused on work. Work was my lifeline that kept me feeling relevant and challenged me over the years," she continues. "I think the mind is more powerful than one could ever understand. The challenges that work and life present us is what keeps us going. That and sleep. I can sleep around the clock."
To strike a balance between working and relaxing, Wang tries to get at least seven hours of sleep, ideally nine. "I think it's so important. I try my best to pace myself, but with social media and the way the world has changed, it's just outpaced the human brain and everything we can deal with," she explains. Along with ample rest, Wang always wears sunscreen to shield her skin and enjoys the occasional vodka cocktail in the evenings. However, she emphasizes that keeping her mind engaged is the most crucial factor for longevity.
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Wang's clientele includes a range of notable individuals for whom she has created wedding gowns, such as Hayley Williams, Ariana Grande, Chelsea Clinton, Karenna Gore, Ivanka Trump, Campbell Brown, Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, Victoria Beckham, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Avril Lavigne, Hilary Duff, Khloe Kardashian, and Kim Kardashian. Additionally, former First Lady Michelle Obama has worn Wang's evening wear, adding to her impressive list of clients. In addition to her work in the wedding industry, she has contributed to figure skating by designing costumes for numerous members of the American Olympic team.
Furthermore, she has created uniforms for the Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders. Wang's influence has spread, with boutiques in major cities like New York, London, Tokyo, and Sydney. Since opening her inaugural design salon in New York City in 1990, she has expanded her creative pursuits into diverse domains such as jewelry, fragrance, footwear, and eyewear, demonstrating her versatility beyond bridal gowns.