Vera Wang, 73, shares the 'magic elixir' to her youthful appearance

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By Asiya Ali

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Vera Wang has revealed the secret to her youthful appearance after becoming a viral sensation on social media for her age-defying looks.

Over the years, the 73-year-old fashion designer - whose bridal collections are sought after all over the world - has often shared tips on how she manages to stay looking so much younger than her age.

While a lot of it is down to her genes, the New York-born businesswoman disclosed that her secret doesn't involve going to the gym or having a strict diet.

In an interview with BBC 100 Women earlier this year, Wang shared her tips and spoke about ageism after amassing social media attention for her looks.

Watch Wang's interview below:

Wang said alongside having good sleep, she "values" having a vodka cocktail at the end of the day as it helps her "transition from a very intense work schedule" to a "bit of a private life".

The designer, who has styled stars like Hayley Williams, Ariana Grande, Victoria Beckham, and Kim Kardashian, said she also credits her work in fashion to her youthful look.

"I've been in fashion since I was 19 years old. Not in front of the camera, behind it," she said. "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 continued. "So I always said that vodka cocktail, a lot of sleep, but work - work is the magic elixir," she added.

The industry icon also revealed in the interview that she never thought of "going way out of my way" to preserve her youth "in a fanatical, obsessive way".

Wang's comments come after she went viral on Instagram over a photograph of herself wearing a crop top. She said she was "shocked" at the attention the snap gained, saying: "I didn’t think of myself as being particularly risqué."

Back in 2016, Wang spoke about her workout routine in an interview with Harper's Bazaar and said that she concentrates on exercising a little.

"I usually lift weights, not much - two pounds and three pounds. It takes me a total of five minutes," the fashion star said before explaining that she "never misses a meal" when it comes to lunch.

"I go through phases with what I eat for lunch," she continued. "I like sashimi with brown rice and vegetables, Chinese steamed broccoli with chicken and rice, or the artichoke salad or fish from Sant Ambroeus."

"At one point I was eating a slice of Ray's pizza every day, and I never gained a pound on it. It's not a bad thing if you squeeze out that excess oil. It's so filling," she added.

Wang also revealed in the same interview that she "only" drinks water, adding: "I stopped drinking Diet Coke six years ago. That was the hardest thing I ever gave up."

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Vera Wang, 73, shares the 'magic elixir' to her youthful appearance

vt-author-image

By Asiya Ali

Article saved!Article saved!

Vera Wang has revealed the secret to her youthful appearance after becoming a viral sensation on social media for her age-defying looks.

Over the years, the 73-year-old fashion designer - whose bridal collections are sought after all over the world - has often shared tips on how she manages to stay looking so much younger than her age.

While a lot of it is down to her genes, the New York-born businesswoman disclosed that her secret doesn't involve going to the gym or having a strict diet.

In an interview with BBC 100 Women earlier this year, Wang shared her tips and spoke about ageism after amassing social media attention for her looks.

Watch Wang's interview below:

Wang said alongside having good sleep, she "values" having a vodka cocktail at the end of the day as it helps her "transition from a very intense work schedule" to a "bit of a private life".

The designer, who has styled stars like Hayley Williams, Ariana Grande, Victoria Beckham, and Kim Kardashian, said she also credits her work in fashion to her youthful look.

"I've been in fashion since I was 19 years old. Not in front of the camera, behind it," she said. "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 continued. "So I always said that vodka cocktail, a lot of sleep, but work - work is the magic elixir," she added.

The industry icon also revealed in the interview that she never thought of "going way out of my way" to preserve her youth "in a fanatical, obsessive way".

Wang's comments come after she went viral on Instagram over a photograph of herself wearing a crop top. She said she was "shocked" at the attention the snap gained, saying: "I didn’t think of myself as being particularly risqué."

Back in 2016, Wang spoke about her workout routine in an interview with Harper's Bazaar and said that she concentrates on exercising a little.

"I usually lift weights, not much - two pounds and three pounds. It takes me a total of five minutes," the fashion star said before explaining that she "never misses a meal" when it comes to lunch.

"I go through phases with what I eat for lunch," she continued. "I like sashimi with brown rice and vegetables, Chinese steamed broccoli with chicken and rice, or the artichoke salad or fish from Sant Ambroeus."

"At one point I was eating a slice of Ray's pizza every day, and I never gained a pound on it. It's not a bad thing if you squeeze out that excess oil. It's so filling," she added.

Wang also revealed in the same interview that she "only" drinks water, adding: "I stopped drinking Diet Coke six years ago. That was the hardest thing I ever gave up."

Featured image credit: lev radin / Alamy