Designer VERA WANG stunned the web in the strapless black swimsuit she wore for a celebrity photo shoot in Harper’s Bazaar.

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One would normally associate Ms. Wang as the go-to fashion designer for celebrity wedding dresses, but the woman behind Hollywood’s most sought-after bridal gowns gave us a surprising start when she bared her svelte body in a chic black swimsuit by the poolside of her swanky new Beverly Hills home. Oh, and by the way…she’s 62.

Bet you thought she was about 40, like we did.

“I am not the sort of woman who would wear high heels with a bathing suit. Let’s get that straight right now,”

she tells the magazine in an exclusive interview for it’s February issue.

But with a body like that, why wouldn’t she?

Only thing was, all Vera Wang wanted to talk about was work and how much of a New Yorker she remains despite having her “zen escape” in a 90210 zip code.

“New York for me is about work. If L.A. were to become a West Coast version of that, I’d shoot myself,”

Wang declared.

“The climate, the lifestyle — it really fits as the yin to my New York yang.”

Unfortunately for us, her very eastern approach to life means this is probably the only photo of her we’ll see in a bathing suit. So ogle away…

Photos Via Douglas Freidman for Harper’s Bazaar

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