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Carolina Herrera

Designer Biography

“Carolina Herrera was born Maria Carolina Josefina Pacanins y Nino in 1939 in Caracas, Venezuela. She was the second child of four born to Guillermo and Maria Cristina Pacanins. Herrera descends from a long line of Venezuelan landowners and statesmen, and was raised as a socialite. At 13, she attended her first couture show, Cristobal Balenciaga, in Paris, France with her grandmother. Carolina grew up in a world where women only wore couture.

Carolina has said that her mother, Maria, was strict, but not in a loud way. She believed that there was a time and place for everything. She expected a lot from her children. Carolina’s mother instilled discipline and structure in her children, which Carolina credits to her success in the fashion industry.” …Read More