Carolina Herrera Named Mercedes-Benz Presents Designer

Few American designers are as iconic as Carolina Herrera, who is the very embodiment of classic elegance. It's fitting then that Mrs. Herrera is this season's “Mercedes-Benz Presents” designer. She will show her Spring 2011 collection on Monday, September 13th at 10am at Lincoln Center. “I am very proud to be chosen as the “Mercedes-Benz Presents” designer,” said Herrera. “To be recognized in such an important year in Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week history, is, without question, a wonderful honor.” Designers like Monique Lhuillier, Badgley Mischka, Narciso Rodriguez, and Chado Ralph Rucci have all held this distinction in the past and for Herrera the title is well deserved. The Venezuelan-born designer, who launched her eponymous label in 1981, will be celebrating her brands 30th aniniversary in 2011. And for those of you not lucky enough to score a ticket to her show, we suggest you stop by Herrera's Madison Avenue boutique and the new CH Carolina Herrera store on Fashion's Night Out to get major a dose of style. ~Nola Weinstein