A former figure skater, Vera Wang is a born-and-bred New Yorker and fashion designer widely known for her bridal gowns and bridesmaid dresses. When she didn't make the U.S. Olympics team for figure skating in the late 1960s, Wang embarked on her fashion career, working first as a ... Read More n editor for Vogue in 1970 and later as a design director at Ralph Lauren. Wang's career has been wildly successful, and her evening dresses and wedding gowns have been worn by a number of celebrities and public figures including Chelsea Clinton and Kim Kardashian. She also has designed costumes for professional figure skaters. In addition to beautiful haute-couture gowns, Vera Wang offers everyday clothing, shoes, bedding, housewares and fragrances. The Vera Wang eau de parfum for women is a classic and sensual scent intended for evening use. Its counterpart eau de toilette for men is a fresh and clean scent suited for casual wear. Wang's signature bridal gowns are available at her design salon at the Carlyle Hotel in New York City, and she has bridal boutiques in New York, London, Tokyo, and Sydney, Australia. She also has a line of moderately prices bridal gowns, White by Vera Wang, for sale at David's Bridal stores across the country.