September 11, 2014
A Luncheon to Honor Carolina Herrera
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.
1 This is a photo of the balconies at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center. The theater was designed by architect Philip Johnson and opened on April 23, 1964. It is the home of the New York City Ballet. You can see members of the media on the first balcony taking photos of the event.
2 Here I am with Linda Fargo, Linda is Senior Vice President of the Fashion Office and Store Presentation at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City. She is the chief style guru for the legendary store!
3 Joanna Coles, the Editor-in-Chief of Cosmopolitan magazine and Patricia Herrera Lansing - one of Caroline's four daughters.
4 Seth Meyers presenting the award to Carolina.
5 This is Ivanka Trump. Ivanka runs her own fashion company and also works in acquisitions and design for the Trump Organization - with her siblings, and her father, Donald Trump.
6 This is Olivier Cheng of Olivier Cheng Catering and Events. He produced the wonderful Dom Perignon party at my home in East Hampton this summer. http://goo.gl/d52mIf
7 This is John Demsey, he is the Group President at Estee Lauder Companies. He oversees nine makeup brands including Estée Lauder, M·A·C, Tom Ford Beauty, and Bobbi Brown.
8 Carolina Herrera with Graydon Carter, the Editor-in-Chief of Vanity Fair magazine. On the left is fashion designer, Dennis Basso. Seated at the table is the actress, Renee Zellweger.
9 Two stylish guests at the event.
10 Annette de la Renta, wife of Oscar de la Renta, with Aileen Mehle. Aileen was known as Suzy Knickerbocker, the society columnist. She wrote the infamous Suzy column for Women's Wear Daily and W magazine
11 Reinaldo Herrera, Carolina's husband, with Annette de la Renta.
12 Fashion designer Dennis Basso congratulated Carolina.