The queen of red carpet and wedding dresses was honored by the Council of Fashion Designers for her lifetime achievements.
"I didn’t come into this like all these teenagers who don’t know better. I wasn’t a ‘young, new designer,’ but I was a new designer and had to go through those growing pains. The risks were apparent to me, and I had seen so many of my friends go through ups and downs," Vera Wang said.
Vera Wang accepted the award from her mentor and former employer Ralph Lauren.
"To all the women and men I have dressed, thank you for your trust," she said during her acceptance speech.
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