When Alicia Keys, Victoria Beckham, and Kim Kardashian were deciding what to wear for their wedding days, they all turned to someone with a peculiar history: the award-winning designer Vera Wang. What makes Vera’s story remarkable is that she did not originally plan to start a wedding dress business. From the age of seven Vera wanted to be a figure skater and that’s what she spent most of her youth doing. Over the years Vera’s sense of style and fashion stood out to others but it wasn’t something she took seriously. Her biggest passion and priority was to compete in the Olympics as a professional figure skater. Unfortunately her hopes were shattered when she failed to qualify for the Olympic team in the 1968 US Figure Skating Championships. And for a while, Vera felt lost.
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