Carolina Herrera

NEW YORK, Aug 23, 2010 / FW/ — For the inaugural Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center, famed designer Carolina Herrera was given the distinguished title of “Mercedes-Benz Presents” designer for this season’s spring/summer 2011.

Winner of the CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year in 2004 and honored with Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008, Carolina Herrera’s sophisticated designs and elegant creations is a byword among fashionistas ever since she launched her fashion house in 1981.

A veteran designer who has won accolades from her peers, Carolina Herrera finds new title “Mercedes-Benz Presents” without question a wonderful honor. “I am very proud to be chosen as the “Mercedes-Benz Presents” designer,” said Carolina Herrera.

Carolina Herrera has designed for many celebrities and high profile clients including Renée Zellweger, Amy Adams, Michelle Pfeiffer, Emily Blunt, Oprah Winfrey, and Camilla Belle.

She joins a prestigious list of past “Mercedes-Benz Presents” designers including Monique Lhuillier, Badgley Mischka, Narciso Rodriguez, and CHADO Ralph Rucci.

Born in Venezuela, Carolina Herrera began her Fashion career in New York in 1980, and will be celebrating 30 years of her eponymous collection in 2011. Carolina Herrera oversees a design house which encompasses her signature fashion collection and bridal collections, her lifestyle collection CH Carolina Herrera, and ten successful fragrances.

Prior to the unveiling of Carolina Herrera’s spring 2011 Collection during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week the Designer will fete two milestones in support of Fashion’s Night Out on Friday, September 10th.

The highly anticipated opening of the CH Carolina Herrera store at 802 Madison Avenue with special guest illustrator Robert Risko and the 10th Anniversary of her Madison Avenue flagship store at 954 Madison Avenue with a digital photo booth with creative backdrop for memorable shots of the evening.

Monday, September 13th at 10:00 am
Lincoln Center

New York Fashion Week Spring 2011