- Carolina Herrera (fashion designer)
Infobox Fashion Designer
caption=Carolina Herrera Photo: Ed Kavishe, [http://fashionwirepress.com/ fashionwirepress]
birth_date=birth date and age|1939|1|8
label_name=Carolina Herrera New York
CH Carolina Herrera
Carolina Herrera (born María Carolina Josefina Pacanins y Niño on
January 8, 1939), Marquess of Torre Casa, is a fashion designerand entrepreneurwho founded her eponymous company in 1980.
Herrera was born in
Caracas, Venezuela. Based in New York Citysince 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 Onassisfor 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.
company_name = Carolina Herrera New York
company_type = Private
foundation = 1980
New York City, New York, United States
key_people = Carolina Herrera
industry = Luxury Clothing
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,
Californiaflagship on Melrose Place, and Dallas, Texasflagship 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 Caesarsin Las Vegas, Nevada, and The Village of Merrick Parkin Coral Gables, Florida. In 2006, the retailer opened a boutique in South Coast Plazain Costa Mesa, California,and in NorthPark Centerin 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.
Carolina Herrera New York
CH Carolina Herrera
California- South Coast Plaza
Florida- The Village of Merrick Park
Texas- NorthPark Center
Texas- The Galleria
Nevada- The Forum Shops at Caesars
New York- Americana Manhasset
Arizona- Scottsdale Fashion Square
San Diego- Fashion Valley Mall"(opening 2008)"
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 City, Federal District - Antara Polanco - Altavista 147
Cancun, Quintana Roo- Kukulcan Plaza
Panama City, Republic of Panama- Multiplaza Pacific Mall
Bogota, Centro Comercial El Retiro
Buenos Aires, Opening Soon
La Coruña; Opening Soon
Madrid(3 boutiques), 1 Boutique in Madrid Barajas International Airport
Palma de Mallorca
*United Arab Emirates
Dubai- Mall of the Emiratesand Dubai Festival City
Caracas- Centro Comercial Sambil
* [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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