"We want to modernize the wedding vocabulary," said Wang post-show. "It's something we struggle with every season."
For Wang, who approached the dress the way an architect or sculptor might approach their work - in three dimensions, from all angles - the back of the dress became a particular point of interest this season, with some of the best dresses featuring lavish trains with artistically pleated or hand cut flowers or voluminous bustles.
"Making an entrance is important, but the exit is just as important," said Wang. "It offers even more opportunity for drama. For 50 percent of the wedding, the bride is viewed from the back, whether during the ceremony or for the first dance."
Wang, who also designs a women's ready-to-wear collection and her lower priced Lavender Label as well as a collection for verawangonweddings.com. In addition to tips and articles for wedding planning, the site will feature a bridal registry where couples can select from a full range of merchandise, including the just launched Vera Wang Fine Linens collection., will launch a new e-commerce web site from Wang,