Carolina Herrera is a Venezuelan fashion designer who began designing clothes in 1980. She is best known for the bridal gown line she founded in 1987. Herrera has won a wide variety of awards for her designs, including the “Womenswear Designer of the Year” in 2004, the “Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award” in 2008 and Spain’s Gold Medal for Merit in the Fine Arts in 2002.
Herrera’s wedding gowns feature crisp fabrics, unique neck and silhouette lines, sophisticated simplicity and a timeless look that extends through the seasons. Many of her gowns have flowing skirts and fitted bodices with sweetheart necklines or stunning sheer sleeves. Ruffling, pleating and bunching have also found their way into Herrera’s gowns as fashion trends have evolved. The embellishing and detailing on her gowns is generally kept to a minimum, keeping the gowns looking chic and elegant without being too over the top. All of Herrera’s gowns are made with only the highest quality fabrics, including silks and satins. Her designs have been worn on some of the most famous women in the world, including Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Ivanka Trump, Nicole Kidman and Renee Zellweger.
Carolina Herrera owns and operates boutiques across the United States where her trademark gowns can be purchased. These boutiques are located in Texas, New York, Las Vegas, Florida and California. Her dresses are also sold internationally through privately owned bridal boutiques.