Exploring the world of Vera Wang

WAG’s current issue is devoted to Fascinating Fashions, our annual salute to the world of fashion and design.

So we were delighted to hear – and pass along the details – about a fashion event set for next month at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Fashion designer Vera Wang will be the guest of “The Atelier With Alina Cho,” when the series resumes Oct. 21 at the Manhattan institution.

Here’s how The Met has advanced the event:

“Upon launching her business almost 30 years ago, Ms. Wang brought a high-fashion designer approach to the bridal industry. She now also designs ready-to-wear, footwear, eyewear, fragrance, jewelry, china and crystal, silver and gifts, bedding, and fine papers and has a book, ‘Vera Wang on Weddings.’

“She will join journalist Alina Cho for a conversation that looks at the full span of her career, from her youth as a competitive figure skater to becoming one of Vogue’s youngest fashion editors at age 23, to working closely with Ralph Lauren as head of his accessories team before founding her own company in 1990. They will discuss how Ms. Wang has pushed boundaries in bridal and then in ready-to-wear, and how her roles as athlete, editor, designer, businesswoman, philanthropist and mother have shaped her career and her life.

“In addition to her eponymous line, Ms. Wang has collaborated with Kohl’s, David’s Bridal and Zale Corporation. In 2013, Wang was honored with the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award by the Council of Fashion Designers of America, and in 2017 France awarded her the Legion of Honor.

“Now in its seventh season, ‘The Atelier with Alina Cho’ has featured fashion visionaries such as Nicolas Ghesquière and Grace Coddington, Alber Elbaz, Diane von Furstenberg, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, Michael Kors, Pierpaolo Piccioli, Olivier Rousteing, Donatella Versace, Alexander Wang and Anna Wintour in conversations that explore the intersection of fashion and art along with a range of other topics.”

Cho, a contributor to “CBS Sunday Morning,” also serves as editor at large at Ballantine Bantam Dell, where she is responsible for acquiring and editing fashion and lifestyle books.

The program is set for 6:30 p.m. in the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium of The Met Fifth Avenue, at 1000 Fifth Ave. Tickets, which include museum admission on the day of the event, start at $40 with premium seating available.

For more, visit metmuseum.org/tickets.

– Mary Shustack

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