Vera Wang was hired to be an editor at Vogue immediately upon graduation from Sarah Lawrence, making her the youngest editor at that magazine. She stayed at Vogue for 17 years, leaving in 1987 to join Ralph Lauren, who she worked for 2 years. At 40 she resigned and became an independent bridal wear designer.
She was honored with the Council of Fashion Designers of America Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013.
In 2001, Wang launched her first fragrance and published a wedding guide. Over the years her business has continued to grow. It now includes ready to wear collection, lingerie, jewelry and products for the home.