Vera Wang doesn’t need to be reminded that she’s not the only Wang intown these days. “There’s an Asian invasion going on,” she said during apreview a few days before her spring show. “And I’m the grandmother.”All self-deprecation aside, Wang is celebrating her 20th anniversarythis year and has every right to do so with an ode to the motherland.And if Asia offers no shortage of sartorial references from which tochoose, finding a way to make it modern presented a challenge until shefound the right muse: Lucy Liu’s Japanese gangster in “Kill Bill.” “Itwas Asian in a different way, not as girly and demure, but sexier andtougher.”


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