Carolina Herrera at the de Young

Carolina Herrera, de Young, Red Carpet Bay Area

Carolina Herrera presented 46 looks from her spring 2015 collection at a fashion show and benefit event for the Fine Arts Museums at the de Young Museum on November 3, 2014.  Hosted by Saks Fifth Avenue, the afternoon included a reception, lunch and runway show in the de Young’s Wilsey Court with the Richter Mural as a backdrop. Some 250 Fine Arts Museums patrons, Saks Fifth Avenue clients, and Carolina Herrera enthusiasts attended the event and helped raise $200,000 for future fashion exhibitions including High Style: The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection, set to open at the Legion of Honor in March 2015.

The upcoming High Style exhibition will display 65 mannequins dressed in a range of pieces, and 35 accessories and related fashion sketches. Significant looks from French couture houses will include designs by Christian Dior, Jeanne Lanvin, Madeleine Vionnet and Elsa Schiaparelli.  Also represented — the pioneering generation of American women designers from the 1930s – 195os such as Bonnie Cashin, Elizabeth Hawes, and Claire McCardell — and their male counterparts Norman Norell, Mainbocher and Gilbert Adrian.

Scenes from the Carolina Herrera at the de Young:

Photos by Drew Altizer Photography

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