Carolina Herrera

Carolina Herrera is a Venezuelan-American fashion designer who was so well dressed when she came to New York, the Editor of Vogue suggested she design. Now she dresses first ladies.

You would think Herrera was born into this, and in a way she was (una niña bien, a rich girl), but she made herself through her own good taste.

Herrera started working in fashion in her native Caracas, Venezuela. When she came to New York in 1980, she made the “Best Dressed List” and ran with the Andy Warhol and Studio 54 crowds. Vogue Editor-in-Chief Diana Vreeland suggested she design. She did in 1981 and the brand grew.

In 1986, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis asked her to design Caroline Kennedy’s wedding dress. That led to Herrera’s bridal collection. Since then Herrera has dressed Laura Bush, Michelle Obama, and even Melania Trump.

In 2001, Herrera introduced CH Carolina Herrera which is a simpler ready-to-wear lifestyle collection.

Herrera has the best taste in fashion. Today anything goes, but Carolina Herrera knows how to make a woman into a lady.

Carolina Herrera, Spring 2019

It looks like Spring is here already. We have to wait a little, but you can buy the dress right now at Carolina Herrera.

Carolina Herrera’s Last Personal Collection

The brand continues, but this is the last collection designed by the hand of Carolina Herrera herself. She retired with the Fall 2018 collection.


Carolina Herrera Fall 2018. Courtesy of Carolina Herrera.

Carolina Herrera Spring 2018

Carolina Herrera Spring 2018. Courtesy of Leandro Justen / Carolina Herrera.

Carolina Herrera Spring 2018. Courtesy of Leandro Justen / Carolina Herrera.

Carolina Herrera Fall 2017

Carolina Herrera Fall Winter 2017 White Shirts

Carolina Herrera Fall Winter 2017 White Shirts

Legendary Peruvian photographer Mario Testino shot Carolina Herrera’s Fall 2017 campaign. He told the story of Herrera’s signature gowns and white shirts for the season by composing models Lily Aldridge, Grace Elizabeth, and Maria Borges in family portraits.

Herrera makes sophistication look simple. The white shirts with leather accents bring traditional style up-to-date.

Carolina Herrera Fall Winter 2017 Gowns

Carolina Herrera Fall Winter 2017 Gowns

Testino captures Lily and Grace just before they head out for a glamorous night on the town.

Carolina Herrera Stores in New York City

There are Carolina Herrera New York and CH Carolina Herrera stores on Madison Avenue. Bridal is available at Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, Mark Ingram, and Esti’s in Brooklyn. There are more stores out on Long Island.

Carolina Herrera New York

954 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10021
(at 75th St)
(212) 249-6552

Daily 10am-6pm. Closed Sundays.

(4) (6) to 77th St

CH Carolina Herrera

802 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10065
(between 67th & 68th St)
(212) 744-2076

Monday-Saturday: 10am – 6pm (7pm Fridays)
Sunday: 12pm – 6pm

Subway: (4) (6) to 68th St – Hunter College

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