(New York, August 28, 2019)—Fashion designer Vera Wang will be the next guest at The Atelier with Alina Cho, on Monday, October 21, at 6:30 p.m. at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Upon launching her business almost 30 years ago, Ms. Wang brought a high-fashion designer approach to the bridal industry. She now also designs ready-to-wear, footwear, eyewear, fragrance, jewelry, china and crystal, silver and gifts, bedding, and fine papers and has a book, Vera Wang on Weddings.
She will join journalist Alina Cho for a conversation that looks at the full span of her career, from her youth as a competitive figure skater to becoming one of Vogue‘s youngest fashion editors at age 23, to working closely with Ralph Lauren as head of his accessories team before founding her own company in 1990. They will discuss how Ms. Wang has pushed boundaries in bridal and then in ready-to-wear, and how her roles as athlete, editor, designer, businesswoman, philanthropist, and mother have shaped her career and her life.
Now in its seventh season, The Atelier with Alina Cho has featured fashion visionaries such as Nicolas Ghesquière and Grace Coddington, Alber Elbaz, Diane von Furstenberg, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, Michael Kors, Pierpaolo Piccioli, Olivier Rousteing, Donatella Versace, Alexander Wang, and Anna Wintour in conversations that explore the intersection of fashion and art along with a range of other topics.
This series is made possible by the Doris & Stanley Tananbaum Foundation in memory of Doris Tananbaum.
In addition to her eponymous line, Ms. Wang has collaborated with Kohl’s, David’s Bridal, and Zale Corporation. In 2013, Wang was honored with the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award by the Council of Fashion Designers of America, and in 2017 France awarded her the Legion of Honor.
Alina Cho is a contributor to CBS Sunday Morning, the top-rated Sunday-morning program in the United States. She also serves as Editor at Large at Ballantine Bantam Dell, where she is responsible for acquiring and editing fashion and lifestyle books. Cho was previously National Correspondent at CNN. During her tenure at the network, she traveled twice to communist North Korea, covered the historic first election of President Barack Obama, and was part of the Peabody- and Emmy award-winning team that covered the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Prior to her work at CNN, Cho held various posts at ABC and CNBC.
Tickets start at $40. Premium seating available.