Vera Wang Wears Kate Middleton-Inspired Dress To BAFTAs And Yes, She's Still Ageing Backwards

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Updated on 19/02/24: Vera Wang is seemingly continuing to defy human nature (again), if her appearance and the reaction of her fans is anything to go by ahead of the 77th BAFTA Film Awards.

Last week, the designer attended the 2024 BAFTA Gala in London wearing a hooded black-and-white dress, styled with a pair of detached black sleeves for the event.

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Days later, for the awards show on Sunday night, the 74-year-old opted for a black tube top, black sunglasses and long black leather-look gloves, styled with a draped white gown. The look was reminiscent of Kate Middleton's Alexander McQueen dress that she wore back in 2023 to the BAFTAs.

Walking the red carpet, the designer revealed that BAFTA award nominee Carey Mulligan's Dior dress was one of the standout looks of the night.

Fans of Wang and journalists took to Twitter to voice their amazement at the designer's ever-youthful appearance, dubbing her 'utterly ageless' and remarking 'anyone would think Vera Wang was 21!'

Updated on 20/02/23: Fans are more convinced than ever that Vera Wang is ageing backwards, following her recent red carpet appearance at the BAFTAs in London.

The 73-year-old fashion designer attended the awards ceremony in a super chic monochrome look, wearing a white gown of her own design featuring a toned torso-exposing cut-out, and paired with a black bandeau bra, cream jacket, supersized sunglasses and a pearl necklace. Wang wore her waist-length hair loose and straight, per her signature style.

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Naturally, the Twitter-verse was blown away, with fans commenting on her eternally youthful looks, fabulous style and that she must be 'immortal'.

The designer has previously revealing the surprising 'secrets' behind her ageless looks in an interview with the BBC. 'I've been in fashion since I was 19 years old. Not in front of the camera, behind it,' she said. 'I never thought about youth, probably because I work with the most beautiful women in the world on a daily basis. And because of that I more envision them as my muses, and maybe it's a way of dealing with ageing that is productive.'

Wang continued, 'I always said that: vodka cocktail, a lot of sleep, [and] work - work is the magic elixir.'

Updated on 11/05/21: Vera Wang has shared a throwback photo of herself with her daughters and it's reminded us of just how youthful she looks.

To mark Mother's Day in the US on Sunday, the fashion designer shared a snap of herself and her daughters Josephine Heloise and Cecilia Sloane at Les Invalides in Paris in 2017 when she received the title of Chevalier in the French Legion of Honour.

'Awards only mean something with the love and support of family and those you love,' an excerpt of her caption read.

In the photo the designer - who was then aged 67 - wears a black top and suit trousers. She is flanked by her daughters, who she co-parents with her ex-husband Arthur Becker, who similarly wear black.

Days prior, the designer shared a high fashion photo of herself sitting on a chair wearing Wang (of course), Vetements and Givenchy.

' Friday mood..... SHADES & SHOES. FATAL FUN [sic],' she captioned the chic photo.

The throwback photo comes almost a year since Wang shared a photo of herself to celebrate her 71st birthday, sending shockwaves across Instagram given her youthful looks (more on that below).

Originally published on 30/06/20: Vera Wang has set the internet alight after sharing a series of photos to celebrate her 71st birthday and Pride Month.

Over the weekend, the famous fashion designer shared a series of snaps of herself in athleisure clothing, showing off her toned physique and rainbow-coloured nails in honour of Pride.

In the photos, the bridalwear designer wears an Adidas sports bra, teal-coloured Balenciaga leggings with a black waistband and a pair of Vera x Kohls sunglasses.

Wang later shared a series of photos of her birthday cakes, which included a hot dog and croissant-shaped cake with candles and a cylindrical cake covered in icing printed with her Instagram photos. She celebrated her birthday on June 27.

Several of the star’s 2.7m Instagram followers took to the comments section of Wang’s photos to comment on how youthful she looks aged 71.

‘You’re eternally youthful and attractive! How do you do that?’ one user commented on a photo.

‘Simply FABULOUS!!!! Thank you for making women feel and look great! At all ages!! [sic]’ another added.

‘You look like 20 years old [sic],’ another wrote.

Another joked: ‘Not only an iconic designer but apparently created anti [ageing]...’

The designer has kept her loyal fanbase up-to-date with her activities during lockdown, sharing several of her at-home looks during the pandemic.

She's also found the time to joke about her tips for eternal youth which include ‘work, sleep, a vodka cocktail, not much sun…’, according to her Instagram account.

Since May, Wang caused confusion on Twitter with regards to her age, with several users doubting that she was in her seventies.

In response, the official Vera Wang Twitter account has stated: ‘Fact Check: Truth.’

On Sunday, Wang – who has designed wedding dresses for the likes of Sabrina Elba, Lily Aldridge and Alicia Keys – took the opportunity to walk around New York City with a Pride flag over her head and called on her fans to remember the Stonewall Riots, gay liberation activist Marsha P. Johnson and transgender rights activist Sylvia Rivera.

New York City-born Wang previously worked at Vogue for 17 years before joining Ralph Lauren and later became an independent designer.

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