6. He almost designed sweaters for Diane von Furstenberg.
A lot of people wanted to get their hands on Wang's cashmere sweaters, even designer Diane von Furstenberg. As the story goes, Furstenberg saw the sweater on a woman, who turned out to be an editor at Vogue, and immediately asked who designed it. She then asked Wang if he'd be willing to design sweaters for her, but Wang rejected. Furstenberg would later on become Wang's mentor after winning the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund in 2008.