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Carolina Herrera

Carolina Herrera
Photo: Ed Kavishe, fashionwirepress
Born January 8, 1939 (1939-01-08) (age 71)
Caracas, Venezuela
Nationality US
Labels Carolina Herrera New York
CH Carolina Herrera
Carolina Herrera New York
Type Private
Founded 1980
Headquarters New York City, New York, United States
Key people Carolina Herrera
Industry Luxury Clothing
Products Clothes

Carolina Herrera, Marchioness of Torre Casa (born María Carolina Josefina Pacanins y Niño on January 8, 1939) is a Venezuelan fashion designer and entrepreneur who founded her eponymous company in 1980.

Herrera was born in Caracas, Venezuela. Based in New York City since 1981, throughout the 1970s and 1980s she was named one of the best dressed women in the world. Her empire grew rapidly and steadily and she went on to dress Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis for the last 12 years of her life.

Herrera is married to Reinaldo Herrera Guevara, Marqués de Torre Casa, an editor at Vanity Fair magazine, with whom she had two daughters. She was previously married to Guillermo Behrens Tello, with whom she had two daughters as well.

Carolina Herrera is a Goodwill Ambassador[1] and Facilitator for the Intergovernmental Institution for the use of Micro-algae Spirulina Against Malnutrition, IIMSAM, and its affirmative action programme, The Right to Food Campaign Initiative Against Malnutrition and Fashion United Against Malnutrition. IIMSAM works to promote the use of micro-algae Spirulina (Spirulina Platensis) to counter malnutrition and its severe negative impacts especially in the Developing and Least Developed Countries (LDC).

Herrera is a recipient of The International Center in New York's Award of Excellence.

Company and expansion

Herrera, in September 2007

There are five Carolina Herrera flagship boutiques in the world. They are in New York, Dallas, Los Angeles, Bal Harbor, and Las Vegas (as of Dec 4th 2009).

In 2008, Carolina Herrera launched a lifestyle brand called CH Carolina Herrera. In that year, the company opened four stores at The Galleria in Houston, Texas, Americana Manhasset, in Manhasset, New York, The Forum Shops at Caesars in Las Vegas, Nevada, and The Village of Merrick Park in Coral Gables, Florida. Currently, there are also boutiques in Boca Raton, Costa Mesa, Dallas, San Diego, and Scottsdale.

The company is expanding this lifestyle brand and anticipates to open a store on Madison Avenue in New York City in 2010.


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