Our Haute 100 list details the accomplishments of the most influential people in each of our markets—Miami, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. These people continue to make moves, so rather than waiting for the next Haute 100 issue to come out, we thought we’d provide you with regular updates on those Haute 100 members who are making headlines. Although we’re just ringing in the new year, designers already have their Pre-Fall 2011 collections completed and Carolina Herrera is no exception.
Company: Carolina Herrera New York
What Made Her Haute: Best known for her classic minimalist designs and for having served as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ personal stylist for over a decade, Herrera’s design house epitomizes the essence of timeless, classic style.
What Makes Her Haute Now: Carolina Herrera’s latest preview collection is complete and ready for the wearing. The color palette Herrera used was muted with a mixture of iridescent, shimmering and dark colors. Even the patterned pieces were washed out to create a subtler look. The only piece that had real color in the collection was a red floor length gown. Bright color and embellishment are replaced by intricate detail and rich fabrics, which lend her collection a timeless and classic look.