Carolina Herrera's Enchanting Florals
She was born María Carolina Josefina Pacanins y Niño in Caracas, Venezuela. You know her as Carolina Herrera, who since founding her New York-based label in 1981 has excelled at creating luxurious, sophisticated clothes whose crisp lines never belie their romance. Herrera’s collection, counted among our favorites this season, is a spotlight on botanical prints based on 18th-century plates and imbued with the details of traditional Korean clothing, with obi-like belts and sashes adorning many a gown. Florals are everywhere this spring, but Herrera elevates these blooms to hothouse status.
FROM LEFT: Silk faille and floral Impressionist jacquard gown ($4,290) and floral Impressionist jacquard cocoon dress (price on request). Carolina Herrera. Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave.
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