Vera Wand and Sex in the City

Topics: Dresses, Sex and the City, Wedding Pages: 6 (1058 words) Published: September 2, 2013
Jhovany Quiñonez
August 7, 2013
Film and society

How Designers become more famous after showing their designs in a film.

Some films hired designers to do their customs and then the designer becomes famous

because of the film. Some designs might be more elegant than others, while some films

don’t even need to make their own customs. some designers become famous because for

their customs or designs worn during a movie. Some customs are sold to the public after

the film. The wedding dresses are the ones that most ladies wants, like the case of

the film, Sex and the City (Michael Patrick King, 2004); the bride dress was designed by

Vera Wang, a designer from New York City.

Vera Wang was born on June 27, 1949, in New York City. Vera Wang was the daughter

of wealthy Chinese immigrants. She was very happy with her pampered lifestyle was a

child. She grew up in Manhattans Upper East Side. She started off wanting to become a

ballerina attending the elite Chapin School and the School of American ballet. After her

years of school she attended Sarah Lawrence College. During her sophomore year at

college she went to Sorbonne, Paris and studied abroad. Shortly after she returned to the

United States and completed her degree in art history at Sarah Lawrence.

Vera Wang was a figure skater during her teens, and competed with it as well. In 1968

and 1969 National Championships she and her partner, places 5th in the junior pair

competition. After graduation Sarah Lawrence in 1971 she stopped her skating career and

began working for Vogue magazine. After only working there for a year, at the age of 23,

she was promoted up to senior fashion editor. She held the title of Senior Fashion Editor

for the following 15 years. But in 1987, she left Vogue and took a job at the clothing

company Ralph Lauren. While she was at Ralph Lauren she took the job as design

director for accessories.

In 1989, Vera Wang got married to her long time boyfriend Arthur Becker. Vera Wang

was not happy at all with the little selection of bridal dresses, so she decided to make her

own sketch of dress she wished to wear. After she finished her sketch she commissioned

a dressmaker to tailor the extravagant gown. The final cost of her gown was $10,000.

The following year, with some financial backing from her father, Wang opened her own

bridal boutique in the upscale Carlyle Hotel on Madison Avenue in New York City.

Catering mostly to celebrities and socialites, the Vera Wang Bridal House initially

offered couture gowns by the famed designers Guy Laroche, Arnold Scaasi, Carolina

Herrera, and Christian Dior. Over the next few years, Wang honed her skills as a fashion

designer and eventually launched a signature collection of streamlined and sophisticated bridal wear.

Wang first received international attention during the 1994 Olympics when she designed

a hand-beaded ensemble for figure skater Nancy Kerrigan. Now days Wan’s fashions are

frequently worn to film premieres and award ceremonies by a number of high-profile

actresses, including Halle Berry, Goldie Hawn, Charlize Theron, Anjelica Huston and

Meg Ryan.

During the film of Sex and the City (Michael Patrick King, 2004); Wang showed her

design for the bridal; Carrie Bradshaw, when Mr. Big left her at the altar. The designer

put so much details into this dress. The dress was around $23,780, later one it became

more expensive since everybody wanted to buy this dress. It was ivory strapless dress,

which Carrie did not actually have to shell out.

The veil was made-to-order confection. The textiles were silk tulle, which it was more

expensive than the dress alone, Carrie was wearing a brilliant feather headpiece; which

was probably Carrie's added touch. This is how Wang’s bridal boutique became more

famous in New York City, although she was know...
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