Maria Carolina Josefina Pacanins y Nino (boy, are we glad she decided to shorten her name!) is a scrumptous Venezuelan fashion designer, who founded her company Carolina Herrera in 1980.
Since then she has been based in New York City, and was during the 1970s and 80s known as one of the best dressed women in the world. Now that is high praise, but what would you expect from someone who can design such wonderful clothes? Of course she knows how to dress!
Carolina Herrera’s love for fashion started when she, at age 13, was taken to Paris to see a Balenciaga fashion show. (Now why couldn’t my parents do that?)
Mrs. Herrera draws inspiration from a lot of things, but some of her longlasting loves are with the chic 1940s suits, the fullblown skirts and the trumpet skirt. You won’t hear me complain.
She also has a thing for hats – an accessory we at Vili Flik repeatedly complain that we see too little of. Way to go, Carolina!
Chic, sleek, elegant, glamorous and fabulous – just the way we like it!