To call Vera Wang a fashion powerhouse almost seems like an understatement. She’s one of the bridal market’s reigning queens, presents a well-received ready-to-wear collection like clockwork, and presides over a lower-priced line at Kohl’s that includes apparel, accessories, and home. It’s like I got tired just typing that.
In a trio of videos shared with us exclusively, the designer talks about her start in fashion (the spark was selling a lot of Yves Saint Laurent to a high-ranking staffer at Vogue), her personal uniform of T-shirt and leggings, and the way her Kohl’s range is “about encouraging women, not intimidating them.” And she reveals that her dream coffee dates are Marie Antoinette and Warren Buffett, which I find to be a fascinating mix.
“Do something you really love,” she said of her best career advice. “It doesn’t matter what it is: being a mom, teaching, whatever you love. If you love it, it’ll get you through the hard times, and if you don’t, it’s not authentic or real anyway. When you love something, every day goes by in 10 minutes.”