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She believes in glamor and in the power of beautiful, elegant women. This is what Carolina Herrera claims about herself, who has just turned 80 (01/08/2019). In 2022, she passed the position of president of her own brand to a younger talented designer - Wes Gordon. But the pace of her life doesn't seem to have slowed down at all. We expect a lot of news from her. But first, let's remember what the 80-year-old designer has already experienced and achieved!

Today Carolina Herrrera still looks very elegant

How Carolina Herrera became an icon among designers

The designer, who is half Venezuelan and half American, didn't actually want to be a designer at first. She would rather wear elegant and expensive dresses than design them herself. That's what happened to her when she was younger. However, her keen eye and unbeatably sophisticated taste naturally led her to begin creating gorgeous models of her own.

For 35 years, the brand has been among the front runners in the fashion industry.

This beautiful picture by Carolina Herrera dates from 1968

Career of Carolina Herrera as a designer

Carolina Herrera's career as a designer began in 1980. At that time she moved to New York. That's when her creativity got real inspiration and she developed a feel for the fashion business. First Herrera planned to become a textile designer and she told her friend Diana Vreeland about this plan. Vreeland talked her out of this idea because she thought it was incredibly boring. Vreeland has continued to encourage her to create her own collection. From then on, the great rise of the brand began Carolina Herrera.

1977 - Carolina Herrera at the MetGala

Milestones in the history of the brand

As early as 1981, Caroline Herrera's first fashion show took place in the Metropolitan Club. This was watched by many celebrities such as Andy Warhol and Bianca Jagger. After that Carolina Herrera's brand has created its own niche. It has become a symbol of glamor and elegance and has remained relevant for many years despite changing trends. Another milestone in the development of the brand was attracting the attention of Lady Jackie Onassis. Herrera has been designing the dresses of America's First Lady for 12 years. Of similar importance was the fact that Carolina Herrera designed Caroline Kennedy's dress in 1987.

In Herrera's own words, fashion should be a form of self-expression. She doesn't believe in trends, she continues to add and her fashion seems to continue to radiate it!

Bianca Jagger and Andy Warhol watch the Herrera show

Carolina Herrera spent 12 years designing dresses for Jackie Onasi

First Lady Obama also once wore Carolina Herrera's dress

Renee Zellweger in an outfit by Carolina Herrera

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