Aisles of Style

She put her indelible stamp on the bridal-dress industry, then the red carpet. Now Vera Wang is set to revolutionize mass-market ready-to-wear with her new line for Kohl's

VITAL STATISTICS:

NAME VERA WANG

CURRENT JOB CHAIRMAN AND CEO, VERA WANG

FIRST JOB YSL BOUTIQUE SALES ASSOCIATE

INSIDE TRACK SPENT 16 YEARS AT VOGUE BEFORE WORKING FOR RALPH LAUREN

CLAIM TO FAME ONCE TRAINED TO BE AN OLYMPIC FIGURE SKATER

Vera Wang has had a storybook career, building a thriving bridal, fashion and housewares empire, but to hear her tell it, she would just as soon have eloped. "I had always wanted to be a designer, and my father said, 'How do you know you have what it takes to be in fashion?' And, boy, was I determined. And I...

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