Vera Wang, 73, is hailed as 'goddess' after sharing stunning image

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By Phoebe Egoroff

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Hear the words Vera Wang and you'll most likely think of her iconic wedding dresses... Or the fact that she's still so youthful one month shy of her 74th birthday.

Recently, the renowned designer took to social media to post an image of herself looking stunning in a long black dress and white gloves.

The image - which was posted on her Vera Wang brand's Instagram account - swiftly received thousands of likes and comments from her adoring fans.

Many of them took to the comments section to write about how beautiful and youthful she looked.

"[...] my #goddess [...] no one compares to you [...]," someone wrote.

Another added: "You are beautiful!"

"So very elegant & beautiful [...]," a further comment read.

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Last year, Wang told BBC's 100 Women that one of her tricks to maintaining a youthful appearance was "sleep" and a "vodka cocktail at the end of the day" because she says this helps her to transition from work mode into her private life. Wang continued to explain the impact of her work on her appearance: "I have been in fashion since I was 19 years old. Not in front of the camera, behind it.

"I never thought about youth. Probably because I work with the most beautiful women in the world, on a daily basis. And because of that, I [more] envision them as my muses. And maybe it's a way of dealing with aging that is productive," she added. "Work is the magic elixir."

Prior to being a fashion designer, Wang actually spent almost 20 years as an athlete trying to qualify for the Olympics as a figure skater - something that she says has helped her to understand the importance of exercising and keeping fit.

In 2012, Wang ran through her daily routine to Harper's Bazaar, telling the outlet: "I usually lift weights, not much - two pounds and three pounds. It takes me a total of five minutes. I've also begun trying to meditate, which is the hardest thing I've ever learned."

As well as keeping physically fit with light weightlifting, Wang also spoke about how vital a healthy diet can be. "I never miss a meal; I have to feed my brain. I like sashimi with brown rice and vegetables, Chinese steam broccoli with chicken and rice, or the artichoke salad or fish from Sant Ambroeus," she said, admitting that eliminating Diet Coke was the "hardest thing I ever gave up". Now, she chooses to only drink water.

So, my takeaway from Wang's interview? Lifting light weights, eating healthily, and finishing the day off with a cheeky vodka cocktail. If only it was that easy...

Featured image credit: SOPA Images Limited / Alamy

Vera Wang, 73, is hailed as 'goddess' after sharing stunning image

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By Phoebe Egoroff

Article saved!Article saved!

Hear the words Vera Wang and you'll most likely think of her iconic wedding dresses... Or the fact that she's still so youthful one month shy of her 74th birthday.

Recently, the renowned designer took to social media to post an image of herself looking stunning in a long black dress and white gloves.

The image - which was posted on her Vera Wang brand's Instagram account - swiftly received thousands of likes and comments from her adoring fans.

Many of them took to the comments section to write about how beautiful and youthful she looked.

"[...] my #goddess [...] no one compares to you [...]," someone wrote.

Another added: "You are beautiful!"

"So very elegant & beautiful [...]," a further comment read.

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Credit: Instagram.com
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Credit: Instagram.com
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Credit: Instagram.com

Last year, Wang told BBC's 100 Women that one of her tricks to maintaining a youthful appearance was "sleep" and a "vodka cocktail at the end of the day" because she says this helps her to transition from work mode into her private life. Wang continued to explain the impact of her work on her appearance: "I have been in fashion since I was 19 years old. Not in front of the camera, behind it.

"I never thought about youth. Probably because I work with the most beautiful women in the world, on a daily basis. And because of that, I [more] envision them as my muses. And maybe it's a way of dealing with aging that is productive," she added. "Work is the magic elixir."

Prior to being a fashion designer, Wang actually spent almost 20 years as an athlete trying to qualify for the Olympics as a figure skater - something that she says has helped her to understand the importance of exercising and keeping fit.

In 2012, Wang ran through her daily routine to Harper's Bazaar, telling the outlet: "I usually lift weights, not much - two pounds and three pounds. It takes me a total of five minutes. I've also begun trying to meditate, which is the hardest thing I've ever learned."

As well as keeping physically fit with light weightlifting, Wang also spoke about how vital a healthy diet can be. "I never miss a meal; I have to feed my brain. I like sashimi with brown rice and vegetables, Chinese steam broccoli with chicken and rice, or the artichoke salad or fish from Sant Ambroeus," she said, admitting that eliminating Diet Coke was the "hardest thing I ever gave up". Now, she chooses to only drink water.

So, my takeaway from Wang's interview? Lifting light weights, eating healthily, and finishing the day off with a cheeky vodka cocktail. If only it was that easy...

Featured image credit: SOPA Images Limited / Alamy