Carolina Herrera (fashion designer)


Carolina Herrera (fashion designer)

Infobox Fashion Designer


caption=Carolina Herrera Photo: Ed Kavishe, [http://fashionwirepress.com/ fashionwirepress]
name=Carolina Herrera
nationality=Venezuelan
birth_date=birth date and age|1939|1|8
birth_place=Caracas, Venezuela
death_date=
death_place=|
label_name=Carolina Herrera New York
CH Carolina Herrera
significant_design=
awards=|

Carolina Herrera (born María Carolina Josefina Pacanins y Niño on January 8, 1939), Marquess of Torre Casa, is a 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 [ [http://www.iimsam.org/goodwill_ambassadors.htm IIMSAM, Permanent Observer Mission to the United Nations ] ] 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). Carolina states: "If my work at the IIMSAM were to save the life of even one child from the forty thousand children that die of malnutrition and related diseases each day, I would consider it the greatest work of my life."Fact|date=May 2008

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

Infobox Company
company_name = Carolina Herrera New York
company_
company_type = Private
foundation = 1980
location = New York City, New York, United States
key_people = Carolina Herrera
industry = Luxury Clothing
products = Clothes
revenue =
num_employees =
homepage = http://www.carolinaherrera.com

Company and expansion

There are three Carolina Herrera flagship boutiques in the world. The New York flagship is located on Madison Avenue, Los Angeles, California flagship on Melrose Place, and Dallas, Texas flagship in Highland Park Village.

In 2003, 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. In 2006, the retailer opened a boutique in South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, California,and in NorthPark Center in Dallas, Texas.

The company is aggressively expanding this lifestyle brand, and it anticipates opening more stores in 2007 in Austin and San Antonio in Texas; Orlando, Tampa and Palm Beach in Florida; San Diego; Phoenix, and eventually, Los Angeles.

Boutique Locations

Carolina Herrera New York

*United States
**Dallas, Texas - Highland Park Village
**Los Angeles, California - Melrose Place
**New York City, New York - Madison Avenue

CH Carolina Herrera

*United States
**Costa Mesa, California - South Coast Plaza
**Coral Gables, Florida - The Village of Merrick Park
**Dallas, Texas - NorthPark Center
**Houston, Texas - The Galleria
**Las Vegas, Nevada - The Forum Shops at Caesars
**Manhasset, New York - Americana Manhasset
**Scottsdale, Arizona - Scottsdale Fashion Square
**San Diego - Fashion Valley Mall "(opening 2008)"

*Brazil
**São Paulo, State of São Paulo
**Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro
**Belo Horizonte, State of Minas Gerais "(opening soon)"
**Salvador, State of Bahía "(opening soon) "
*Mexico
**Mexico City, Federal District - Antara Polanco - Altavista 147
**Cancun, Quintana Roo - Kukulcan Plaza

*Panama
**Panama City, Republic of Panama - Multiplaza Pacific Mall

*Colombia
**Bogota, Centro Comercial El Retiro

*Argentina
**Buenos Aires, Opening Soon

*Spain
**Barcelona
**Bilbao
**La Coruña; Opening Soon
**Madrid (3 boutiques), 1 Boutique in Madrid Barajas International Airport
**Ourense
**Oviedo
**Palma de Mallorca
**Pamplona
**Salamanca
**Seville
**Valencia
**Valladolid
**Zaragoza
**Marbella

*Portugal
**Lisbon
**Porto

*Switzerland
**Geneva

*United Arab Emirates
**Dubai - Mall of the Emirates and Dubai Festival City

*Venezuela
**Caracas - Centro Comercial Sambil

References

External links

* [http://www.carolinaherrera.com Carolina Herrera]
* [http://www.fashion-forum.org/fashion-designers/carolina-herrera.html Carolina Herrera - Biography]
* [http://www.iimsam.org Intergovernmental Institution for the use of Micro-algae Spirulina Against Malnutrition (IIMSAM)]


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