71-year-old Vera Wang responds to her age-defying sports bra pics going viral

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  • Remember Vera Wang's sports bra pic that went viral? Well, she says she was "totally shocked" by fans' response.
  • "I always thought of myself as somebody who, in all fairness, was the creator and not the subject matter," she says in a new interview with People.
  • She says she doesn't follow a strict diet or workout routine to keep in shape. "I would say [it's] sporadic," she says.


Vera Wang stunned fans earlier this year when she shared photos of herself in a Palm Angels sports bra and denim shorts.

The designer, who turned 71 in June, showed off how incredibly in shape she was, and fans couldn't get over her age-defying looks, reports YOU.

"Tell us where the fountain of youth is, please," commented one user.

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Now, she tells People she was actually "totally shocked" by everyone's response - and the plan was not for the photos to go viral, at least not for that reason.

"To be perfectly honest, the real goal of that picture was [to feature] the hair clips I had in my hair. And hair clips don't exactly show up that well in a picture. So we really had to minimise whatever I was wearing and to keep the focus on my hair and those crystal clips. And the fact it became about my Palm Angels workout top was so crazy."

She adds: "I always thought of myself as somebody who, in all fairness, was the creator and not the subject matter. So it was sort of shocking. I can't lie to you."

The 71-year-old goes on to say she doesn't follow a strict diet or workout routine to keep in shape. "I would say [it's] sporadic. Sporadic is the perfect word," she says.

"I mean, I was an elite athlete in my youth. I was a competitive figure skater in the United States and a dancer at Balanchine School of American Ballet. I think when you spend the first 16 years of your life that physically engaged, there is such a thing that it sort of stays with you. There's a muscle memory that goes with that. 

"Sleep is key to having survived growing a company, raising two kids," she says.

"I mean, I don't think I could exist if I wasn't able to sleep. I had to get rest because I feel it's a regenerator. So sleep is a very big part and certainly vodka. Because I mean, it's just so great to be able to unwind with a cocktail."  

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