What 3 words best describe Vera? Daring. Unbridled. Sharp.
You worked with Vera once upon a time. Any vivid/funny/interesting stories from that time? I remember Vera’s love of her father; they had a great relationship. It was inspiring the way she relied on him for advice. It was interesting that I looked to my father for similar advice when I started my own company.
What is the best thing about being a designer? Evolution. The worst? It gives me more opportunity to be my own worst critic.
If you weren’t a designer, what would be your occupation of choice and why? A psychiatrist. I like helping to be a problem solver.
What do you love about Vera’s design aesthetic? It’s so entirely her, from her palettes to the prints and shapes. There’s a certain mix of tough and delicate, just like Vera.
Here’s Tory looking gorgeous wearing two different Vera Wang gowns at the SMSKC Center 4th Annual Spring Gala (left) and The White House Correspondents’ Dinner (right) in 2011.