This year marks Carolina Herrera’s 35th anniversary in business, and her Spring collection, proven this morning in the tranquil (ideal for a Monday) Frick Collection on the leafier edge of Manhattan’s Upper East Side, was a smart and metered mix of the then and today. The designer took cues and highlights from her experience and refreshed them for “the women of today.”
The most covetable things in Herrera’s repertoire were her evening gowns. The actual fact that they were now imbued with a deeply personal memory or flashback made all of them the more special. “I used to wear a gingham blouse continuously,” said Herrera. “I wore one within my first show. THEREFORE I thought I’d update it for the present time.” She applied that thinking to a pleasant shoulderless dress, wrapped at the bust, in a graphic black-and-white scheme. She also revealed a number of fantastic striped black-and-white gowns that crackled with nighttime sophistication-even though it was only 10:00 a.m. “There’s an image in Vogue from years back in which Serena and Venus Williams are in the initial versions of these dresses,” said Herrera.

Carolina Herrera Metallic One Shoulder Dress style=

Carolina Herrera Metallic One Shoulder Dress

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Carolina Herrera Metallic Full Skirt style=

Carolina Herrera Metallic Full Skirt

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Carolina Herrera Metallic Belted Coat style=

Carolina Herrera Metallic Belted Coat

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Carolina Herrera Metallic Full Length Skirt style=

Carolina Herrera Metallic Full Length Skirt

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Carolina Herrera Strapless Denim Dress style=

Carolina Herrera Strapless Denim Dress

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Carolina Herrera Denim Wrap Top style=

Carolina Herrera Denim Wrap Top

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Carolina Herrera Denim Midi Skirt style=

Carolina Herrera Denim Midi Skirt

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Rosie Assoulin Denim Jacket style=

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Marchesa One Shoulder Column Gown style=

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Carolina Herrera One Shoulder Lace Dress style=

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Giambattista Valli Long Sleeve A Line Dress style=

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Carolina Herrera Midi Shirt Dress style=

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Costarellos Full Tulle Skirt style=

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Carolina Herrera Striped Cut Out Gown style=

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Carolina Herrera Strapless Striped Gown style=

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Carolina Herrera Scoop Neck Striped A Line Dress style=

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Carolina Herrera Off The Shoulder Striped A Line Dress style=

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Carolina Herrera Embroidered Halter Neck Gown style=

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Carolina Herrera Embroidered Bodice A Line Gown style=

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Carolina Herrera Off The Shoulder Long Sleeve Gown style=

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