Vera Wang's Show of Courage

09/14/2006 at 05:25 PM ET

The saying goes “the show must go on” and for designer Vera Wang, those words have never been harder than they were today. On the morning of her highly anticipated Spring 2007 runway show, her beloved father passed away. A seminal figure in Wang’s life and career, it is he whom she credits as encouraging her to first create bridal gowns. The sad news was conveyed to the show’s attendees by a simple note found on each chair. It read “In memory of C.C. Wang.” Unable to cancel or reschedule, the famously tough designer bravely made an appearance. At the end of her beautiful and inspiring show, Wang walked solo down the runway, tears streaming down her cheeks, while the crowd which included Sarah Michelle Gellar and Kanye West, rose in ovation to salute her. There was hardly a dry eye in the room. “It was incredibly beautiful, one of the most spectacular shows I’ve seen in a while,” says PEOPLE Style Director Susan Kaufman. “It was a special moment.”

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olha on

i’m sorry

msleslie1967 on

Dear Ms.Wang, my prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Just know that he is at peace and forever smiling down on you. God Bless.

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