September 11, 2014

A Luncheon to Honor Carolina Herrera

Dear Readers,

Last week I attended a wonderful event in honor of my good friend, and one of my favorite fashion designers, Carolina Herrera.

The Couture Council of The Museum at FIT honored Carolina with its 2014 Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion.  A benefit luncheon for 600 guests was held at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center in New York City.

My very funny friend, Seth Meyers, host of his own show - Late Night with Seth Meyers - presented Carolina with the award.  Seth’s wife, Alexi Ashe, wore a custom Carolina Herrera gown for their wedding.  This is what Seth said about it: “I will never forget the first time she returned from her fitting, because she was happier than I’ve ever seen her. Which was a little jarring for me because I had recently proposed to her; turns out getting a ring from me is less exciting than having Carolina Herrera creating your dress.”

When Carolina was visiting me in Maine one year, she was eating a popover in my kitchen and said a woman’s waistline should be the same size as the circumference of her head!   We got out a measuring tape and sure enough, Carolina’s waist was the same size as her head.  We thought she was kidding, but apparently she wasn’t!

Anyway, it was a lovely event to honor a beloved fashion icon.

I hope you enjoy the photos.

-Martha