February 13th, 2018
Carolina Herrera's final bow

End of an Era

Even though I haven’t worn Carolina Herrera in a few years (my daughter just tried a number of beautiful wedding gowns for an upcoming ball), I am saddened by the news that the perfectly polished Mrs. Herrera will no longer be designing for the company that she founded in 1980. Wes Gordon is a good choice for creative director of the brand going forward, but still, it’s the end of an era. An era that began when women ‘dressed’ and ‘lunched’ and track pants weren’t worn outside of the gym.

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  • Desolated. She is unique!

    PampaFebruary 13th, 2018  9:17 AM

     
  • Well said, Preston. She defines a modern woman. Accomplished, without sacrificing her femininity. Her clothes and the fabrications she chose for them are outstanding.

    AprilFebruary 13th, 2018  2:12 PM

     
  • I love her clothes but they really don’t fit into my lifestyle as they are just a little too stiff. I think Wes Gordon will take those classic looks and make them more wearable!

    JenniferFebruary 13th, 2018  3:04 PM

     
  • I so agree with April – ‘ defines a modern woman, accomplished without sacrificing her femininity.’ I watched the show live last night and was struck by the continuity in her design. It was all so easy and accessible. She has never lost her way, never caved to trends, never compromised her label. She is the antithesis of ‘fashion’ today. Her work transcends the get-ups, the costumes, and all the glop being peddled to women.

    PaulaFebruary 13th, 2018  3:05 PM

     
  • I like that CH stuck with her signature elegant style – always a white shirt. So chic.

    That's Not My AgeFebruary 14th, 2018  5:49 PM

     
  • I was fortunate to have worked for Mrs. H., as we called her, designing the knitwear for the collection. She is truly the most elegant woman I have ever known and as warm and funny as she is chic. It is absolutely the end of an era.

    Prima DarlingFebruary 16th, 2018  3:11 PM

     

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