Transcript of Carolina Herrera
a famous spanish fashion designer Carolina Herrera Early Life Personal Life Career and Business THANKS FOR WATCHING Awards Carolina was Born on January 8, 1939 in Caracas,Venezuela. Her socialité 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." She was married to Guillermo Behrens Tello in 1957. With Guillermo she had two daughters, Mercedes and Ana Luisa. After being married to him for 7 years, she got divorced. In 1968 she got re-married for to Reinaldo Herrera Guevara. With him she had another 2 daughters, Carolina Adriana and Patricia Cristina. Carolina had six grandchildren. In 2009, Carolina became a naturalized United States citizen. From 1965 to 1968, she worked for a friend, Emilio Pucci. After marrying Reinaldo, she assumed a jet-set lifestyle, regularly purchasing the latest styles from Yves Saint Laurent, Ungaro, Valentino, Walter Albini, Mila Schon, Zandra Rhodes and Armani. She became well-known for her impeccable and dramatic style. She first appeared on the International Best Dressed List in 1972, then was elected to its Hall of Fame in 1980. That year, her friend Diana Vreeland, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue suggested that Carolina design a clothing line. She did so, having samples made in Caracas, and showed them in a friend's apartment in New York. In 2008 she was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America, and "Womenswear Designer of the Year" in 2004. Carolina 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 Don Juan Carlos I. She was awarded the Gold Medal of the Queen Sofía Spanish Institute in 1997.Full transcript
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. 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. Her daughters, from left: Patricia, Carolina, Carolina Herrera, Mercedes and Ana Luisa.