Vera Wang Splits From Husband Arthur Becker

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 Khloé Kardashian Odom‘s dress in 2009), and created Hillary Scott’s custom gown for her January 2012 nuptials.

What do you think is the reason behind their decision to separate? Do you think there is a chance that Vera Wang and Arthur Becker will get back together?

Source: People

Image: WWD

‘Queen Of Disco’ Donna Summer Dies At 63

Donna Summer — the Queen of Disco — died this morning after a battle with lung cancer… TMZ has learned. TMZ has learned… Several sources are telling us Donna believed she contracted it by inhaling toxic particles after the 9/11 attack in New York City. We’re told Summer was in Florida at the time of her death. She was 63 years old.

Donna’s family just released a statement, claiming, they “are at peace celebrating her extraordinary life and her continued legacy.”

Sources close to Summer tell us … the singer was trying to keep the extent of her illness under wraps. We spoke to someone who was with Summer a couple of weeks ago … who says she didn’t seem too bad.  In fact, we’re told she was focused on trying to finish up an album she had been working on.


Summer was a 5-time Grammy winner who shot to superstardom in the ’70s with iconic hits like “Last Dance,” “Hot Stuff” and “Bad Girls.” She continued her dominance in the ’80s with “She Works Hard for the Money” and “This Time I Know It’s for Real.”

Summer and her producer Giorgio Moroder defined the dance music era of the ’70s and influenced acts like Duran Duran and David Bowie to enter the genre. Summer married Brooklyn Dreams singer Bruce Sudano back in 1980. They had two daughters together.

What is your favorite song by Donna Summer? Share it with us!

Source: TMZ

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