Carolina Herrera

Born Jan 8, 1939

Carolina Herrera (born María Carolina Josefina Pacanins y Niño is a Venezuelan and naturalized American fashion designer and entrepreneur who founded her eponymous company in 1980.

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1939 Birth She was born María Carolina Josefina Pacanins y Niño on January 8, 1939, in Caracas, Venezuela, to Guillermo Pacanins Acevedo, an air force officer and former governor of Caracas, and María Cristina Niño Passios. … Read More


1957 18 Years Old In 1957, at the age of 18, she married Guillermo Behrens Tello, a Venezuelan landowner, with whom she had two daughters, Mercedes and Ana Luisa. … Read More


1965 26 Years Old In 1965, Herrera began her career working as a publicist for Emilio Pucci, a Florentine Marquis himself and a close family friend. … Read More
1968 29 Years Old In 1968, in Caracas, she married Don Reinaldo Herrera Guevara, who had inherited the Spanish title The 5th Marquis of Torre Casa in 1962 upon his father's death. … Read More


1972 33 Years Old She first appeared on the International Best Dressed List in 1972, then was elected to its Hall of Fame in 1980. … Read More


1980 41 Years Old Her first runway show in 1980 included future supermodel Iman. … Read More


1992 53 Years Old Therefore, by marriage, Carolina held the title The Marquise consort of Torre Casa, until it was retracted in 1992, as Reinaldo had issued no son. … Read More
1995 56 Years Old In 1995, the firm acquired the Carolina Herrera fashion business, retaining her as Creative Director.


2008 69 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2008, they launched a ready-to-wear brand called CH Carolina Herrera; as of 2012, there were 18 Carolina Herrera and CH Carolina Herrera boutiques in the world, and her lines were carried in 280 stores in 104 countries. … Read More
2012 73 Years Old She received the Fashion Group International Superstar Award, the Style Awards Designer of the Year in 2012 and the "Mercedes-Benz Presents" title for her 2011 collection. … Read More
2014 75 Years Old In 2014, she earned the 2014 Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion.
2016 77 Years Old In July of 2016 Herrera announced the release of her new women's fragrance to be available for purchase in September, her biggest fragrance launch in 14 years. … Read More
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