Name of AAPI FigureVera Wang, 王薇薇
What is the person’s Asian heritage or ethnicity?Chinese
Area of InfluenceFashion Designer
Date of birth or time period27-Jun-49
How did this individual make a contribution to their field or to society/culture at large?Vera Wang has forever changed the world of fashion in the category of wedding dresses. She has also designed evening wear and red carpet dresses that are growing in popularity, but has changed the whole wedding industry. Her non-traditional designs, and approach to service have changed how wedding dresses look today.
What surprised you as you were learning about this person?…that Vera had designed different kinds of clothes. Not only wedding dresses!
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Submitted byAudrey Xiong
City, StateLexington, MA