Carolina Herrera has been designing clothing since 1981, the year she founded her eponymous house after an encouraging nudge from Diana Vreeland. After years of building up her business and becoming one of America’s most prestigious names in fashion, today marks yet another high point for Herrera: the first museum retrospective of her work.
After years of building up her business and becoming one of America’s most prestigious names in fashion, today marks yet another high point for Herrera: the first museum retrospective of her work.
Now open at the Savannah College of Art and Design, the exhibition titled “Refined Irreverence” runs through September 25 and includes more than 75 new and vintage pieces of House of Herrera clothing. The dual show will be presented at both the SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film in Atlanta and the SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah.
Herrera’s museum debut will bring her timeless designs to a whole new audience, which includes not only the general public, but also the young students at SCAD. In honor of the exhibition and the work that it may inspire in future generations of designers, above is a look inside Herrera’s atelier, where all of the proverbial design magic happens.
True to her inherently sophisticated and feminine aesthetic, the interiors of her midtown Manhattan studio reflect a similar elegance and refinement to that of her beautiful clothes. With its brown and ivory striped seating, topiaries, flowers, walls of books, and one very stunning Warhol portrait, the House of Herrera is a space filled with museum-worthy greatness.