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Bridal gown designer Vera Wang and husband separate

FILE - This Nov. 14 2011 file phoshows fashidesigner VerWang attending CFDA / Vogue FashiFund Awards New York. Wang who

FILE - This Nov. 14, 2011 file photo shows fashion designer Vera Wang attending the CFDA / Vogue Fashion Fund Awards in New York. Wang, who launched her label with wedding gowns, is separating from her husband Arthur Becker. A statement was issued to Women's Wear Daily earlier this week from company president Mario Grauso that said Wang and Becker "mutually and amicably agreed to separate." The couple married in 1989, when she still worked for Ralph Lauren. They have two daughters. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, file)

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Updated: July 12, 2012 10:08AM



NEW YORK — Fashion designer Vera Wang, who launched her label with wedding gowns, and her husband, Arthur Becker, are separating.

A statement from company President Mario Grauso to Women’s Wear Daily earlier this week said Wang and Becker “mutually and amicably agreed to separate.”

The couple married in 1989, when Wang worked for Ralph Lauren. They have two daughters.

Wang’s business has grown to include high-end runway collections, household goods and a mass-consumer line at Kohl’s. But she is best known for her bridal gowns. Chelsea Clinton, Alicia Keys and Ivanka Trump have walked down the aisle in Vera Wang designs.



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