Vera Wang's age-defying birthday party photos go viral as fans can't believe she's 73

Vera Wang's age-defying birthday party images leave fans in total shock as the legendary bridal designer celebrates her big day in style

Vera Wang attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City.
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Vera Wang's age has left her legions of fans in utter shock as the popular designer celebrates her 73rd birthday in the most fabulous way.

She's best known for leading wedding dress trends, but this designer has seen her empire expand to producing all sorts of products including fashion, beauty, jewelry, and homewares. However, it's not helping brides decide what to wear to a wedding, nor her other myriad of talents that are hitting the headlines this time.

Images shared from her fabulous 'Enchanted Garden'-themed birthday party have gone viral as people can't believe how young she looks.

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Living life how you choose, despite society's archaic regulations regarding how women are expected to act at various ages, has long since been a mantel of Vera's. The former Vogue editor, who opened her first bridal shop aged 40, has spoken in the past about ageism and how redundant it is.

The Independent (opens in new tab) reports that, during an interview with BBC 100 Women, she said she never thought of, “going way out of [her] way,” to, “preserve youth in a fanatical, obsessive way." Adding that she finds ageism 'so old-fashioned' because, “you have to try and continue to grow in one way or another,” as you advance in years.


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Perhaps Vera Wang's age-defying looks are owing to her willingness to go with the flow and keep on learning, but she has a few other tricks up her sleeve. So what are they? Is it a stellar skincare routine including the best retinol cream and the best facial sunscreen money can buy?

"I’ve got to be really honest, one of them is sleep,” she told the BBC. That and her, “vodka cocktail at the end of the day”, which helps her, “transition from a very intense work schedule to a bit of a private life." Above all, the fashion legend credits her work with being the 'magic elixir' to her glow.

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