Carolina Herrera: Recipient of 2014 Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion

Congratulations to Carolina Herrera on her 2014 Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion. Herrera joins past recipients Karl Lagerfeld, Valentino, Micheal Kors, and Oscar de la Renta.

Herrera’s career started in 1981 when then Vogue Editor-In-Chief, Diane Vreeland, encouraged Herrera to start a fashion line. To date, Herrera’s designs have been worn by Sandra Bullock, Renée Zellweger (who made a rare red carpet appearance at the award luncheon to support Herrera), Ashley Greene, and the late Jacqueline Onassis Kennedy.

The Couture Council Advisory Board chose Carolina Herrera to receive the 2014 Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion for a combination of reasons: Because she creates ‘beautiful and elegant clothes’, because her clothes are ‘couture quality’, because she is herself ‘an international fashion icon,’ and because she is ‘an important woman in fashion.’ Although the board looks at a designer’s entire career, it didn’t hurt that Mrs. Herrera is ‘having a moment’ right now.’”

Carolina Herrera says, “I have great admiration for The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology – it’s a vital link between fashion, culture and history. The work of the museum gives our industry a stage to express cultural relevance in a historical context, engaging an audience beyond fashion, beyond New York. With Valerie’s fantastic leadership and exceptional creativity, FIT’s museum is the very best in class. I am deeply touched to be acknowledged by The Couture Council and look forward to September.”

Congratulations to Carolina Herrera for the well deserved 2014 Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion. Here are some looks from the Carolina Herrera vault:

*Photos curtsey of yahoo.com

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