“I have a responsibility to the woman of today—to make her feel confident, modern and, above all else, beautiful,” said designer Carolina Herrera after a recent show.
Her design concepts continue to push boundaries of style with a juxtaposition of classicism and modernity. At the helm of her label for some 30 years, her looks provide a sensibility that’s paired with femininity and all things contemporary. The collection was pretty, modern and absolutely fashionable.
With an aesthetic of her own, Herrera has outfitted women all over the world and has dressed some of Manhattan’s chicest women. She holds dear to her heart an endorsement from legendary Vogue editor Diana Vreeland, which was presented to her at the Metropolitan Club.
Her collection was well received as usual. Her events always draw special guests, editors, entertainers and personalities, including Howard Stern. You will always see New York Times photo journalist Bill Cunningham at Hererra’s shows. He is so beloved by folks in the industry here and abroad.
“For me, it’s always been about New York. It’s where fashion begins and ends. It is who we are,” Herrera remarked. She opened her atelier shortly after her inaugural show, and her couture team is well trained and dedicated. After introducing her bridal collection in 1987, her shows always conclude with a wedding gown. This show was no exception. Herrera has cornered the market with ready-to-wear collections for brides looking for more fashion-conscious stylings.
Did you know that she designed the wedding gown worn by Kristen Stewart in the film “Twilight: “Breaking Dawn”? Herrera also designed Caroline Kennedy’s wedding gown and has her share of red-carpet outfits, dressing both old and new stars. This year, she has launched her own fragrance, Carolina Herrera Eau de Parfum. Since releasing her first fragrance, she has introduced 10 additional fragrances for both men and women. When designing, her focus is on both a global focus and an adoration for the sum of all things beautiful. “You must always keep your eyes open. Beauty finds you that way,” she advised.