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The first book on the design career of Carolina Herrera, to be released on the occasion of the house’s thirty-fifth anniversary. The first name in American elegance, Carolina Herrera has distinguished herself in the global fashion world with a style that exudes luxury, femininity, and impeccable taste. Encouraged by friend and admirer Diana Vreeland to open her fashion house in 1981, Herrera’s collections are favored by First Ladies (from Jackie Kennedy to Michelle Obama), celebrities, international royalty, and her own faithful clientele for their refinement, timelessness, and glamour. The first complete portrait of this influential designer’s career, this monograph is both a celebration of three-and-a-half decades of the house’s work and a look forward. Organized into chapters that highlight signatures of Herrera’s work, the book illustrates the distinctive innovation and caliber of her designs (she is one of the few American designers who still employ couture-trained ateliers team). The text, by veteran fashion writer J.J. Martin, includes quotes by colleagues and friends, interviews, and behind-the-scenes reporting. In addition to archival images, the lavish visual materials include new photography of Herrera’s work from her 1981 debut to the present. Art directed by Fabien Baron, with a foreword by Suzy Menkes, this book is an exciting look at one of the leading figures in American fashion. "
Number of Pages: 224
Genre: Art, Photography, Crafts + Hobbies
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Carolina Herrera
Street Date: October 11, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-34-8373