The Story

Carolina Herrera

Born and raised in Venezuela, Carolina Herrera was exposed from early on to international culture and fashion. As she elegantly puts it: “My eye was accustomed to see beautiful things”.

“I have a responsibility to the woman of today — to make her feel confident, modern and above all else beautiful.”


Carolina Herrera
makes the best dressed list


With the encouragement of legendary Vogue editor Diana Vreeland, Carolina Herrera shows her first collection at the Metropolitan Club in New York


Carolina Herrera designs Caroline Kennedy’s wedding gown


Carolina Herrera introduces her first bridal collection


Carolina Herrera launches her first fragrance


Carolina Herrera launches her first men’s fragrance, Carolina Herrera for Men. A fresh, masculine Eau de Toilette with tremendous character, imbued with charm and elegance.

“I have a responsibility to the woman of today — to make her feel confident, modern and above all else beautiful.”


Carolina Herrera De Baez joins as creative director at Herrera’s House of Fragrances


Launch of 212 Men


Carolina Herrera opens her first flagship boutique on Madison Avenue and 75th Street in a four story landmark building.


Herrera introduces CH Carolina Herrera, a lifestyle collection with ready-to-wear and accessories for men, women and children, the first store opens in Madrid, Spain.


Carolina Herrera receives the Council of Fashion Designers of America “Womenswear Designer of the year” and the Glamour “Woman of the Year award”


CH Carolina Herrera fragrance is born.

The CH Carolina Herrera fragrance is an invisible accessory, the final touch, the last detail-the perfect balance between comfort and freshness. It is sensual and complex, and at the same time fresh and optimistic.


The Council of Fashion Designers of America honors Carolina Herrera with the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award


Herrera receives the distinguished “Mercedes-Benz Presents” title for her Spring collection


Carolina Herrera designs the dress Bella wears for her wedding to Edward in Twilight: Breaking Dawn 1


Carolina Herrera launches her eyewear collection


Herrera receives an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, NY


Herrera receives The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion


Carolina Herrera launches fragrance collection, Herrera Confidential. Herrera Confidential effortlessly challenges both contemporary and traditional values, always staying true to the Herrera ethos: incorporating the most luxurious and natural fragrances, pushing scents to the limit and daring to explore the unexpected


Carolina Herrera unveils the Spring 2016 Collection at The Frick Collection, marking the first fashion show at the venue


With over 72 shows and 37 years of fashion, Carolina Herrera takes her final bow after presenting her Fall 2018 collection at the Museum of Modern Art.


Carolina Herrera appoints American Designer, Wes Gordon as Creative Director.