Sep 13, 2016
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Carolina Herrera celebrates 35 years with NY collection

Sep 13, 2016

Fashion designer Carolina Herrera celebrated 35 years in the business by taking over The Frick Collection, a museum on Manhattan’s upper eastside, to debut her collection at New York Fashion week on Monday.

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The first "look" on the runway combined elegance and comfort with a ball gown made from denim.

“This show is very special to me," Herrera told Reuters, noting she'd like to take some of the looks of her first collection and design "for the woman of today.”

The 39 "looks" were tailored but combined with soft edges to maintain the feminine attitude of the brand. Tulle skirts were paired with knit tops, tweed was used to create a sexy suit and chiffon added movement to the looks.

The mainly black and white color palette was broken up with metallics, and a feminine floral print.

The 77-year-old Venezuela native started designing in 1980 in New York and counted her first show among her proudest career moments.

Herrera said her best memory was the finale of her first show.

"It was so glamorous and so fashionable and so wonderful that I always remember it with great pride," said the designer.

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