Carolina Herrera was exposed to international culture and fashion at an early age. Accustomed to seeing beautiful things, at age 13 her grandmother took her to Paris to see the Cristobal Balenciaga haute couture show, an event that would later stand out as being a significant stepping stone to a successful designer’s career aspirations. In the 1980s, Carolina Herrera was considered one of the best-dressed women in the world, renowned for her impeccable elegance and timeless style. She presented her first capsule collection in New York in 1981 with the encouragement of Diana Vreeland, legendary Vogue Editor-in-Chief. The first Carolina Herrera fashion collection was met with great editorial claim and success, leading to the official launch of the Fashion House of Carolina Herrera. The signature style of Carolina Herrera designer clothing is defined by her ability to translate the inspiration she finds in a variety of artistic disciplines to create modern, dynamic and yet timeless fashion that exudes effortless elegance.