Vera Wang, a famous clothing designer for music artists like Ariana Grande just posted a picture showing off her toned body ahead of her 71st birthday. The 70-year-old model and social media influencer has even her own followers skeptical of her age after seeing just how fit she is!
The designer gave a nod to the LGBTQ community by changing her Instagram pic to reflect rainbow text and by painting her nails with a similar pattern.
Her latest interview with Harvard Business Review gave great insight on how she remains fit and inspired.
The first of the 3 pictures she posted on her Instagram show a front and back view of Wang’s workout outfit. With the first highlighted by her brightly painted nails. She can be seen wearing a black Adidas workout bra with a modern strap set on the back, and a pair of greenish Balenciaga workout sweats.
Finish this off with some wonderful black hair and a pair of stylish shades and you have an iconic look for anyone who seemingly defies aging altogether.
Wang describes her start in fashion designing as rather controversial since she started while working for some of the biggest names in the industry at the time:
“Even at 40, I wasn’t entirely sure I should be doing it. It wasn’t an era for start-ups. I’d always felt I should learn and earn, and I’d already had two incredible careers working for others—at Condé Nast and then Ralph Lauren—the best in the industry.”
She continued by describing how despite her initial doubts, being a fashion designer was something she just couldn’t deny.
While she elaborated during the interview talking about how she went forward pursuing her dream to be a fashion designer, she also mentioned how people began turning her down once she left working for the major brands:
“And when I left Ralph, a lot of doors that had been open to me slammed shut, whether it was a fabric manufacturer or a party I wanted to go to, because I was now so small. Harsh. But my DNA was to find something I felt passionate about, to make a difference, and to work, so that’s what I did.”
Her latest pictures come just after Vera posted several images on her social media displaying new fashion lines, fun “dress-ups” and personal highlights while she lives in New York City. (A less than peaceful area to live in right now)
Coming back to the newest post she shared, it is quite interesting to read about someone who lively for their age. Getting started at the age of 40 to pursue one’s dream isn’t too late, but it isn’t something you hear about often. It’s another reason people love Wang’s work!