Vera Wang’s Most Memorable Red Carpet Moments, From Michelle Obama to Selena Gomez

Vera Wang has received many accolades over her 20-plus years as a fashion designer, including CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year, the André Leon Talley Lifetime Achievement Award from the Savannah College of Art and Design, and, perhaps most uniquely, an induction into the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame. Today, Wang received perhaps her biggest award to date, the Medal of Chevalier of the Legion of Honor, presented to her by Gérard Araud, the Ambassador of France to the United States. The honor, noted as the highest award bestowed by the French government, recognizes those who have rendered over twenty years of eminent service to France or whose achievements uphold France’s ideals. With her chic, often-romantic dresses, Wang certainly uphold the country’s inherent stylishness. Over the years, the designer has dressed countless A-List celebrities for their wedding day, including Kim Kardashian, Chelsea Clinton, Victoria Beckham, and Mariah Carey. Beyond the aisle, Wang is also a staple on the red carpet for any major awards show, from the Grammys to the Academy Awards. Here, a look back at her most memorable moments.

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Rachel Weisz attends the 79th Annual Academy Awards.


Mila Kunis arrives at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards in 2011.

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Sandra Bullock arrives at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards in 2011.

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Keira Knightley attends the Academy Awards.

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Anne Hathaway during the All-Star Stephen Sondheim 75th Birthday Celebration of Children and Art.

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus arrives at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards in 2014.

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Nicole Kidman arrives at The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards in 2013.

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Katy Perry attends the 2013 Delete Blood Cancer Gala in 2013.

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Kerry Washington attends the Costume Institute Gala for the “PUNK: Chaos to Couture” exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2013.

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Rooney Mara attends the IWC FilmMakers dinner during the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival in 2013.

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Rosamund Pike arrives at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards in 2015.

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Joan Smalls attends the “Charles James: Beyond Fashion” Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2014.

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Oprah Winfrey arrives at the 87th Annual Academy Awards in 2015.

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Selena Gomez attends the “China: Through The Looking Glass” Costume Institute Benefit Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2015.

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Emma Watson arrives at the 86th Annual Academy Awards in 2014.

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U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama attends a state dinner at the White House in 2015.

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Chloe Sevigny attends a screening in New York City in 2016.

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Taraji P. Henson attends the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in 2016.

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Zoe Kravitz arrives at the Los Angeles premiere Big Little Lies in 2017.