Famed bridal wear designer, Vera Wang, has split from her husband of 23 years, Arthur Becker.
Wang, the world's best-known wedding dress designer, has so far declined to comment on the split but her company's president, Mario Grauso, issued the following statement to WWD : "Vera Wang and Arthur Becker have mutually and amicably agreed to separate. They remain devoted parents to their two daughters."
The couple married in 1989, and Becker, a former stock broker and CEO of technology company NaviSite, is said to have been instrumental in the building of Wang's fashion empire. They have two daughters together, Cecilia, 22, and Josephine, 19.
It is unknown how the split will affect Wang's business but an unidentified friend of the designer's has said the couple "will not let this impact the running of the company. They have worked too hard to build it up."