Carolina Herrera 35 Years of Fashion by Carolina Herrera

  • Publisher Rizzoli
  • ISBN 978-0-8478-4980-2
  • Year 2016

Book about Carolina Herrera, a Venezuelan American fashion designer known for “exceptional personal style”, and for dressing various First Ladies, including Jacqueline Onassis, Laura Bush, Michelle Obama, and Melania Trump. In 1980 Carolina Herrera launched her first collection, and today it is an international fashion and perfume house recognized for timeless elegance and refinement.

This first book on her design career is to be released on the occasion of the house’s thirty-fifth anniversary. It is the first complete portrait of this influential designer’s career, a monograph which is both a celebration of three-and-a-half decades of the house’s work and a look forward. Organized into chapters that highlight signatures of Herrera’s work, the book illustrates the distinctive innovation and caliber of her designs (she is one of the few American designers who still employ couture-trained ateliers team). The text, by veteran fashion writer J.J. Martin, includes quotes by colleagues and friends, interviews, and behind-the-scenes reporting. In addition to archival images, the lavish visual materials include new photography of Herrera’s work from her 1981 debut to the present. Art directed by Fabien Baron, this book is an exciting look at one of the leading figures in American fashion.

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