Carolina Herrera for SF Ballet, Opera and Symphony

Carolina Herrera, Neiman Marcus, Red Carpet Bay Area
Fashion designer Carolina Herrera with Ken Downing, Senior Vice President and Fashion Director, Neiman Marcus

Neiman Marcus and fashion designer Carolina Herrera saluted members of San Francisco Ballet Auxiliary, San Francisco Opera Guild and San Francisco Symphony with an in-store event on March 29, 2017. Carolina Herrera along with Ken Downing, Senior Vice President and Fashion Director for Neiman Marcus, and Alan Morrell, Vice President and General Manager for the Union Square store, welcomed some 200 guests to the private runway and trunk show.

Models presented 39 looks from Carolina Herrera Fall 2017, a collection the designer described as uncomplicated. “To me, the less complicated, the more modern. Sometimes, when things are too complicated, they belong in the circus!” she told Vogue.

Voluminous white cotton blouses, the types she wears so well, were shown with pleated skirts and flat, rugged boots. Feminine details included bows, silk ribbons, and velvet with opaque tights. Rather than ballgowns for red carpet style evenings, she presented long, fluid silhouettes.

Scenes from the runway at Neiman Marcus, San Francisco:

Photos by Drew Altizer Photography