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Fashion Designer Vera Wang Dishes On Finally Getting Her Gold

02/25/2010 at 01:15 PM ET

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For Vera Wang, watching ice skater Evan Lysacek win gold in one of her designs—a sleek black bodysuit punctuated by a shimmery silver sequined snake—last week at the Winter Olympics was a dream come true. Wang, a former competitive skater herself, tells WWD: “It was just so exciting. The Olympics are something you can’t really convey on TV. The entire stadium was screaming. They were waving American flags in the stands. It was the Olympic moment I never had, by the way. But one I certainly aspired to.” Despite having dressed former Olympians Michelle Kwan and Nancy Kerrigan, Lysacek’s win marks Wang’s first time outfitting a gold medalist. She celebrated the occasion with a party in Lysacek’s honor at the USA House in Vancouver, surrounded by skating greats Brian Boitano, Dorothy Hamill and Kristi Yamaguchi. Back home in New York, Wang (who wasn’t the only designer taking her talent to the ice this season) rehashes the night: “At the USA House, I got to hang out with skaters, ski jumpers and all different athletes. It’s so positive. It was kind of wonderful just to be there.” – Emily Hsieh

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Katie on

The costume was great and so was his skating. CONGRATULATIONS!

Head Diva In Charge on

He is in shape, hot, and wears Vera Wang – perfect.

holly on

WOW SOOOO GREAT!!! NOT!!! Vera Wang is so overrated. Just because a piece of clothing as a designer label on it we’re supposed to believe that it’s great. Take off that label and all I see is a discarded outfit donated to the salvation army.

harley on

Oh, shut up Holly. If all you see is a discarded salvation army outfit, then you have no sense of fashion at all. Vera Wang is a brilliant designer who puts allot of work into her creations, and it shows with this outfit right here. I bet you have a nice little collection of Croc shoes at home. One in every color.

Lorelai on

Holly- Jealous much??

jorden on

haha harley! love the croc comment lol!

Charlie on

LOL thats really funny, anyway congrats to them both :)

Dee on

Wow Harley … such harsh words. I loved his outfit and I have crocs in two colors. OH, and I have several Vera Wang outfits. I don’t see the point you are trying to make with your comment.

Jon on

Very nice! Also, congrats to Seth Green, 36, & Clare Grant, 30, on getting engaged!

holly on

OH HARLEY!!! I wouldn’t touch a croc or allow my children to (actually I am part of a no croc movement). I don’t have to be jealous of some one to dislike their style. What is so amazing about sewing snakes on to a black shirt? OH VERA WANG MADE IT SO IT HAS TO BE GREAT!!! Maybe people are haling it as being so fantastic because Wang actually created something without the use of feathers. And Harley, could you please tell me why you used the word “allot” Thanks :)

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