Here’s What Vera Wang Had to Say About That Iconic Sports Bra Photoshoot

Vera Wang is finally opening up about that iconic sports bra photoshoot, claiming she had no idea it would cause such a social media frenzy.

The 71-year-old designer recently sat down for an interview with People magazine, where she discussed the now-viral picture she posted on Instagram. While fans immediately went wild for her Palm Angels workout top, she admitted that wasn’t the original intention of the post.

“I was totally shocked,” she said. “To be perfectly honest, the real goal of that picture was [to feature] the hair clips I had in my hair. And hair clips don’t exactly show up that well in a picture. So, we really had to minimize whatever I was wearing and to keep the focus on my hair and those crystal clips. And the fact it became about my Palm Angels workout top was so crazy.”

Wang explained that she’s not used to being the center of attention, adding, “I’m sort of the one that always puts the women I dress upfront. I am a fashion designer. And I have dressed some of the most amazing women over the last 30 years on the red carpet when they’ve actually won Oscars or Golden Globes or Emmys. And so, I’m always the one pushing them out the door, and fixing their train at the Met Gala.”

As for her secret to staying fit, the fashion designer revealed that it comes from years of physical activity. “I would say [it’s] sporadic. Sporadic is the perfect word,” she said. “I mean, I was an elite athlete in my youth. I was a competitive figure skater in the United States and a dancer at Balanchine School of American Ballet. I think when you spend the first 16 years of your life that physically engaged, there is such a thing that it sort of stays with you. There’s a muscle memory that goes with that.”

We’ll have whatever Wang is having.

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