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Vera Wang Separation From Husband, Prefers to Be 'Fashion Nun'

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By Brittney R. Villalva , Christian Post Reporter
July 12, 2012|6:42 am

American fashion designer Vera Wang is seeking a divorce from her husband, Arthur Becker, after 23 years of marriage.

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    (PHOTO: REUTERS/Danny Moloshok)
    Fashion designer Vera Wang arrives at the annual gala for The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA), in Los Angeles November 13, 2010.

For Vera Wang it was always bride's dress maker and never a bride. The New York City based designer has made a name for herself with her collection of couture wedding dresses and bridesmaid gowns. By the age of 39 it was assumed that the fashionista would forever remain a "fashion nun."

"I was the girl who nobody thought would ever get married," she told New York in 2006. "I was going to be a fashion nun the rest of my life. There are generations of them, those fashion nuns, living, eating, breathing clothes."

It was her fellow colleague, Ralph Lauren, that inspired her to continue her journey in life alongside a partner.

"Get yourself a husband and a family," Wang recalled Lauren saying. "You have got to get a family going here. You've been single for three decades now."

However despite having two daughters, Wang was still unsure about her decision at times and not always willing to separate herself from work.

"There are days I'm not happy I did it, but there are days I'm thrilled-I mean, he has always understood my nature, which is that it's always about product," Wang told the magazine.

After 23 years, another two decades, of attempting the married life however, Wang has decided to call it quits. Representatives for the designer released a statement this week revealing the couple's plan to split.

"Vera Wang and Arthur Becker have mutually and amicably agreed to separate. They remain devoted parents to their two daughters," Mario Grauso said in a statement.

Wang began her fashion career after failing to win a spot on the U.S. Olympic figure skating team. In 1970 she served as fashion editor of Vogue but left after being passed for the chief editor position.

 

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