Vera Wang and Zales celebrate the stunning Vera Wang LOVE collection
By Cristina Corvino
We don't have to tell you that Vera Wang is a fashion powerhouse. After all, she's the designer behind stunning wedding gowns for countless high-profile names, including Victoria Beckham and Chelsea Clinton.
The breathtaking pieces in the new collection are priced between $169 and $2,399 -- so there's truly something for everyone, especially with the holidays fast approaching.
AOL Lifestyle was lucky enough to attend an intimate cocktail party in NYC Wednesday night to celebrate, and Vera was ever-so-gracious about getting the opportunity to expand her involvement in a bride and groom's special day and use jewelry as an outlet to further express her passion for fashion design.
Mark Light, CEO of Zales' parent brand, Signet Jewelers, told the crowd that one of the best parts about acquiring Zales was getting to work with Vera (he insisted upon her modest rebuttal).
Take a peek inside the lovely event:
We weren't the only ones who were thrilled to celebrate with the beloved designer.
"Pretty Little Liars" actress Ashley Benson, model Chanel Iman and Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman mingled and gushed about their love for Vera and all things jewelry.
Benson couldn't hide her inner fangirl, telling us, "I'm a huge fan of Vera Wang. She's amazing. Her collaboration with Zales for the Kindred Heart [Collection] is awesome. I'm wearing some of the pieces now. It's cool because Zales is accessible everywhere. These pieces, you can wear day to night, so it's super fun. And who doesn't like wearing diamonds?"
Raisman shared a similar starstruck sentiment and explained that earrings are her go-to when it comes to jewelry, considering that's the only item she could wear while training.
"I'm a big fan of Vera's, [I'd] never met her before, so I was really excited to be invited to the event. I love fashion and being able to transfer right now from being an athlete to be a little bit more in the fashion world, it's always exciting."
Speaking of training, we couldn't help but ask the former "Dancing with the Stars" competitor which fellow Olympian she'd love to see on the hit show next (Olympic medalist Laurie Hernandez was crowned the Season 23 champion in November).
"I would say Simone [Biles]. I think she does want to do the show. She joked, 'I don't know if I can do it after Laurie,' because Laurie was so good -- but Simone would be really cute and really good at it. Simone is really fun and has a bubbly personality, so I know everyone [would] love her. But Laurie was just amazing. It was so fun to watch her."
As for Chanel Iman, she simply dazzled in a handful of pieces from the collection.
"I like dainty rings," she told us. "I like the ones that I have on now -- the stackable diamond rings and this chained sapphire earrings. I love jewelry so much. The more, the better. Especially rings. I love my hands to be covered in diamond rings."
We're not going to argue with that.