Carolina Herrera
Carolina Herrera
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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While other designers demur, Herrera offers to dress first lady - 12 days
(Reuters) - Fashion designer Carolina Herrera, who has dressed five first ladies and made first daughter Ivanka Trump's inaugural ball gown, on Monday said she would happily dress the U.S. first lady.
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What Melania Trump's Inaugural Ball Gown Designer Has To Say For Himself
Huffington Post - about 1 month
Melania Trump became first lady of the United States on Jan. 20 and, as so many who came before her, she was front and center in the spotlight over inauguration weekend.  The issue of dressing Mrs. Trump has been a polarizing one. After earlier reports tapped Ralph Lauren and Karl Lagerfeld as dressing her, only half of that report deemed itself true.  Hervé Pierre, former creative director at Carolina Herrera, together with Trump, designed the white, off-the-shoulder gown she wore to the three balls she and her husband attended. Now, in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Pierre is getting pretty defensive sharing details about both the gown and the decision to make it.  “I’m not doing politics, I’m doing dresses,” he said, adding, “we are not suddenly brokering a big deal between China and Russia. If people don’t want to dress her, I think it’s sad, but I was honored. I don’t criticize these people ― it’s their choice, and that’s the beauty of democracy.” “These people ...
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Melania Trump Wears A White Off-The-Shoulder Gown To The Inaugural Ball
Huffington Post - about 1 month
First lady Melania Trump made her debut at the inaugural ball Friday night, and as expected, stayed true to her classic style.  After drawing comparisons to Jackie Kennedy in the sky blue Ralph Lauren outfit she wore for her husband’s inauguration earlier in the day, Trump’s evening look was a white, off-the-shoulder gown by Carolina Herrera’s former creative director Hervé Pierre, which features a structured detail down the front, a thigh-high slit and a red belt.  The look is a bit more toned down than Ivanka’s, who wore a sparkly Carolina Herrera gown for the occasion.  Wearing her hair down, she paired the look with minimal accessories. Earlier reports predicted that Ralph Lauren and Karl Lagerfeld would dress her for various inaugural events, but WWD has since confirmed that she in fact collaborated with Pierre on the look.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for pe ...
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Fashion designer Carolina Herrera receives Lincoln Center honor - 3 months
(Reuters) - Veteran designer Carolina Herrera spoke about the interconnectivity of fashion and art as she was honored by a New York arts organization for her leadership and longevity in the fashion...
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An evening honoring Carolina Herrera - 3 months
The veteran designer is honored at Lincoln Center's Corporate Fund Fashion Gala. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)
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Party Coverage: Scene City: The Fashion World Honors Carolina Herrera With a Little Help From Diana Ross
NYTimes - 3 months
The designer, marking 35 years since her first runway show in 1981, is the subject of a Lincoln Center Tribute.
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Michelle Obama Breaks Hearts With Final Vogue Cover As First Lady
Huffington Post - 4 months
It ain’t over ‘til it’s over. To call Michelle Obama’s first lady farewell tour a roller coaster of emotions would be an understatement. There were the love letters in T Magazine, the relentless, passionate campaigning for Hillary Clinton and the rose gold chainmail Versace gown seen ‘round the world, to name a few. Now, during a week when we could all use a bit of a pick-me-up, FLOTUS is back to kick us right in the feels all over again. Looking ethereal in a white Carolina Herrera gown, she is, as usual, the epitome of elegance and grace. Aptly calling her America’s “Mother-in-Chief,” the story followed Obama in the months leading up to Election Day.  Of course now, the story, cover and Obama’s words, which went to print before the election, hold a completely new meaning post-election. Consider the way she describes her role as first lady ― a position that Vogue calls “surprisingly malleable, shaped by the personality, style and interests (or lack thereof) of the person ...
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This Is What Women Really Think of Your Cologne
Huffington Post - 4 months
By Max Berlinger for GQ. A trio of models weigh in on fall's newest scents. While choosing a fragrance may be an incredibly personal endeavor — like picking out your outfit, or what you do in the shower — there's no denying that it effects those within your direct vicinity. And most importantly for guys, it has an impact on women who may come within sniffing distance. Knowing that, we brought in a trio of models to GQ HQ (nice work if you can get it, eh?) to smell some of the latest colognes to hit the market and tell us what they think about them, and about men's fragrances in general. Here's what we found. 9 New Colognes To Help You Smell Your Best This Fall Lisa Marie Jaftha Agency: Major Instagram: @lisamariejaftha Do you like it when a guy wears cologne? Yes, of course. I love Christian Dior Homme. Why? I don’t know. I smelled it on someone a year ago, and I was like, “Please tell me what that is,” and he wouldn’t. But I kept pestering him. I think it’ ...
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Celebrating Three and a Half Decades
NYTimes - 4 months
Actors, models and socialites gather to honor Carolina Herrera’s 35 years in fashion and a new book commemorating her time in the industry.
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A Hispanic Powerhouse: The Latino Contributions to New York
Huffington Post - 5 months
For a long time now, economists and academics have supported the idea that immigration generates undeniable economic benefits: immigrants increase the labor force complementing the native-born population; they create jobs by establishing new businesses; and they foster innovation by developing new ideas and technologies. Hispanics, being the largest immigrant group in the United States, are no exception. The effects of their contributions are visible in the economy at a macro level, but also in the social fabric of the many cities and States around America which they now call home. New York is no stranger to this reality. As the historic entry point to the United States of people coming from all over the world, New York City is a testament of how immigrants make enormous contributions to the economic, cultural, social, and even political fabric of this country. In the Tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, there are 5.5 million people of Hispanic origin, part ...
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Designers Carolina Herrera and Jeremy Scott reveal new collections
Yahoo News - 6 months
(Reuters) - Fashion designer Carolina Herrera celebrated 35 years in the business by taking over The Frick Collection, a museum on Manhattan’s upper eastside, to debut her collection at New York Fashion week on Monday. “This show is very special to me," Herrera told Reuters, noting she'd like to take some of the looks of her first collection and design "for the woman of today.” The 39 "looks" were tailored but combined with soft edges to maintain the feminine attitude of the brand. The 77-year-old Venezuela native started designing in 1980 in New York and counted her first show among her proudest career moments.
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Profile in Style: Carolina Herrera
NYTimes - 7 months
Personal images of the fashion designer’s beautiful world and endless quest for beauty.
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In Praise Of A White Shirt
Huffington Post - 7 months
While of course they never go out of style, white shirts have rarely been quite as must-have as now. A perfect choice for this transitional time of year, the white shirts we love most are both feminine and modern. Revealing all sorts of exciting and unique details, they are anything but basic. Best of all, they are the most versatile pieces you can own. Wear a classic white shirt and dark pant or skirt to the workplace with total ease. Accessorize your look with a high heel and drop earring and you're ready for cocktails or dinner. We think the white and black "uniform," chic and sharp, is suited for formal occasions too. On the runways: Valentino A lesson in layering: Untuck your white shirt and add a cropped top or sweater for a thoroughly modern proportion. Add a black skirt or pants and basta! Osman A regal ruff and cuffs elevate the classic shirt. The high-waisted trouser echoes the drama with a wavy peplum. Carolina Herrera The so-called Queen of the White Shirt ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Carolina Herrera
  • 2016
    Age 77
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The scent is called 'Good Girl' and Karlie Kloss is the face of the fragrance.
  • 2014
    Age 75
    In 2014, she earned the 2014 Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion.
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  • 2012
    Age 73
    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.
    More Details Hide Details She has been on the cover of Vogue seven times. Since 2004, she has been a member of the board of directors of jewelry designer Mimi So, and since 1999 on the board of the CFDA.
  • 2008
    Age 69
    In 2008, she was awarded the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America, and "Womenswear Designer of the Year" in 2004.
    More Details Hide Details Herrera is a recipient of The International Center in New York's Award of Excellence as well as Spain's Gold Medal for Merit in the Fine Arts, which was presented to her in 2002 by King Juan Carlos I. She was awarded the Gold Medal of the Queen Sofía Spanish Institute in 1997.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details As of 2011, her daughters Carolina Jr. and Patricia Lansing participated in the creative direction and design. In February 2016, it was reported by WWD that the fragrance side of the business had more than 25,000 points of sale across the globe while the CH brand included 129 freestanding stores. In 2015, the first advert for the brand was released, featuring models Elisabeth Erm and Joséphine Le Tutour.
  • 1995
    Age 56
    In 1995, the firm acquired the Carolina Herrera fashion business, retaining her as Creative Director.
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  • 1992
    Age 53
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Her husband is a special-projects editor of Vanity Fair magazine, and they have two daughters, Carolina Adriana and Patricia Cristina, and six grandchildren. In 2009, Herrera became a naturalized United States citizen.
  • 1980
    Age 41
    Her first runway show in 1980 included future supermodel Iman.
    More Details Hide Details Carolina Herrera presents her Ready-to-Wear Collection semiannually at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York. The company has been based in New York City since 1980, and in 1981 the brand received recognition from several key publications, including Women's Wear Daily and Tatler, with particular early attention to her well designed sleeves. A few of her most notable clients have included Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, who asked her to design the dress for her daughter Caroline's wedding, Diana, Duchess of Cadaval, who asked her to design the dress for her marriage with Prince Charles-Philippe of Orléans, Duke of Anjou, and actress Renée Zellweger. In the late 1980s, Spanish fragrance company Puig licensed the Carolina Herrera name to develop and market a line of perfumes.
  • 1972
    Age 33
    She first appeared on the International Best Dressed List in 1972, then was elected to its Hall of Fame in 1980.
    More Details Hide Details In 1981, her friend Diana Vreeland, then Editor-in-Chief of Vogue suggested that Carolina design a clothing line. She did so, having samples made in Caracas, and debuted her collection at Manhattan's Metropolitan Club to critical acclaim. A well known Park Avenue boutique, Martha's, agreed to showcase her clothing in their prominent windows. Upon this initial success, she returned to Caracas and raised capital to fund a more formal launch.
  • 1968
    Age 29
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Reinaldo was the host of Buenos Días, a Venezuelan morning-television news program and the elder son of Don Reinaldo Herrera Uslar, 4th Marquis of Torre Casa, a prominent Venezuelan sugarcane plantation owner, aristocrat and art collector.
  • 1965
    Age 26
    In 1965, Herrera began her career working as a publicist for Emilio Pucci, a Florentine Marquis himself and a close family friend.
    More Details Hide Details She began working at Pucci's Caracas boutique, and moved to New York in 1980. Frequently associating with Mick and Bianca Jagger and Andy Warhol, at Studio 54, she became well known for her dramatic style.
  • 1957
    Age 18
    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.
    More Details Hide Details They later divorced.
  • 1939
    Age 0
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Her socialite grandmother introduced her to the world of fashion, taking young Carolina to shows by Balenciaga and buying her outfits at Lanvin and Dior. She has said "My eye was accustomed to see pretty things."
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