Vera Wang and Husband Separate; Did Her Black Wedding Gowns Foreshadow a Split?

07/11/2012 at 03:00 PM ET

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Vera Wang’s Fall 2012 bridal collection was heralded by critics for its beauty, elegance and unique color palette; many of the designer’s dresses were blush, nude and black. But looking back on those romantic gowns, one has to wonder: was there a hidden message inside?

Wang and husband Arthur Becker announced that they were separating on Wednesday, after 23 years of marriage (the couple wed in 1989 at New York’s Pierre Hotel, WWD reports). “They remain devoted parents to their two daughters,” Cecilia and Josephine, Wang’s company president, Mario Grauso, said in a statement to WWD.

Though Becker reportedly had his own business ventures, he was also involved in Wang’s company, which has expanded into makeup, fragrances, mass market, juniors, home goods and a lower-cost bridal line in recent years. However, a friend of the designer tells WWD that the couple “will not let this impact the running of the company. They have worked too hard to build it up.”

Wang, who started at Ralph Lauren in 1987 and opened her first private salon at New York’s Carlyle Hotel in 1990, famously designed Kim Kardashian‘s three opulent wedding gowns in 2011 (plus sister Khlo√© Kardashian Odom‘s dress in 2009), and created Hillary Scott’s custom gown for her January 2012 nuptials.

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Jane on

She is SO much better of without him, believe me!!

Kate on

She’s a miserable cow, a nightmare to work with. I’m sure he’ll be a much happier man.

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smyl on

She stated marriage was not one of her priorities
in life. It was her career. The fact that there
is no slander from either party shows a class
act. This was amicable, I’m sure. I wish her
the best, she MUST keep creating those beautiful
wedding gowns and other clothing lines. The
world loves a creative star.

smyl on

She stated “marriage was not one of her priorities”
in life. It was her career. The fact that there
is no slander from either party, shows a class act
This was amicable, I’m sure. I wish her the best.
She MUST CONTINUE creating those beautiful wedding
gowns and other clothing lines. The world loves
a creative star.

Koohyar on

-“I feel similar in those siitatuons. Sometimes when something is on sale that I am thinking of purchasing, I am unsure if I just want it for the deal, or because I really like it. The sales people usually talk me into getting it! But I think it would be great for a wedding! And given your ability to style an outfit, you could make it dressy/elegant enough.”

sandy on

those into the GOTH look will love this.

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