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Accessory Designer of the Year Nominee
This story first appeared in the June 9, 2009 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.
“I love accessories because they’re transformational,” says Vera Wang, whose crystal-encrusted bibs, ladylike satchels and retro-inspired sunglasses have garnered much acclaim.
Wang’s recent forays into costume jewelry — she has collaborated with Philip Crangi and Janis Savitt — stemmed from her fixation with vintage fine jewelry; her set of antique cameos inspired the oversize resin crystal stunners (a Savitt collaboration) she wears here. “[Costume jewelry],” she says, “is something you can wear and enjoy with a T-shirt and not feel like you’re in something grand.” This is Wang’s second CFDA nomination; she took the top women’s wear honors in 2005.
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