Designer Dossier: Vera Wang

While ruling her self-started $300 million Wang Dynasty, the empress wears leggings.

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Designer Dossier: Vera Wang

YIN TO MY YANG
"I was raised on Manhattan's Upper East Side but always had a Downtown edge. It's why I love the model Stella Tennant, a genuine Scottish aristo who dresses like a tomboy. Certainly there's a yin-yang element to the mink-and-metallic bomber jacket that opened my fall show."
K. Mazur

Designer Dossier: Vera Wang

MY THING
"Though I'm freaked all the time" -- Wang has grown her brand from bridal to include three womenswear collections (Vera Wang, Vera Wang Lavender Label, Simply Vera Vera Wang), as well as fragrance, china, and jewelry -- "I live for the shock-and-awe part of selling style: the frenzied 11-minute shows, the red-carpet riot."
F. Harrison

Designer Dossier: Vera Wang

MY GUIDES
"After my mother took me to the Paris couture shows in the late '60s, I'm pretty sure I was the only high-schooler in New York hanging out in a white YSL tuxedo jacket. I was also lucky to get to design accessories for Ralph Lauren. He always said to stick to your vision, no matter what new wave of trendiness hits."
Jamie McCarthy

Designer Dossier: Vera Wang

MY GOOD TIMES
"My passion before fashion was figure skating, and I'm still in my signature leggings -- they elongate the leg. I just skip them on the golf course, where I spend what little downtime I have!"
S. Grier

Designer Dossier: Vera Wang

Dress, $78, Simply Vera Vera Wang; kohls.com.
Ben Goldstein

Designer Dossier: Vera Wang

The new Bouquet, $67; saks.com.
Jeff Westbrook

Designer Dossier: Vera Wang

Booties, $795, Vera Wang; (212) 628-3400.
Ben Goldstein

Fall 2008 Runway Looks

Floral -- Vera Wang
Dan Lecca

Designer Dossier: Vera Wang

Necklace, $975, Vera Wang; (212) 628-3400.
Ben Goldstein
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