Many designers claim to design for that “self-assured” woman, but Carolina Herrera is an enabler of such confidence. Her elegant fall collection that ran the gamut from ladies-who-lunch sportswear to movie star gowns is evidence.
Who wouldn’t swagger in a chocolate sable and brush stroke jacket with wide leg pinstriped pants and the Carolina classic white cotton shirt? A deep red wool dress with asymmetrical pleating was the essence of refinement while dressier looks, some one-shouldered, and some with distinctly shaped sleeves, were individualistic yet beyond reproach.
Colors were rich (you should be too if you want to buy these clothes) -- Prussian blue, chocolate -- and dreamy -- steel blue, winter sky, with a few colorful florals tossed into the mix.
Over the moon evening looks were magic and the finale, a double line of models showing the scope of Herrera’s work was so beautiful you could weep.