Known for her exceptional personal style, which embodies simple yet worldly elegance, Carolina Herrera began her foray into the fashion industry when Diana Vreeland advised she pursue a womenswear line. Today, Herrera is one of the most well-respected and entrepreneurial female forces in the world of high fashion, having dressed everyone from the fashion glitterati to first ladies.
In an exclusive interview with Savoir Flair, Herrera paints a picture of her office environment – the place from which she has built one of the most successful fashion houses in the world.
What’s on your desk at this moment?
I have had the same treasured possessions on my desk for years! I have always loved horses, and I have had this bronze horse on my desk forever. It’s by the wonderful Spanish sculptor Berrocal.
I have had the same treasured possessions on my desk for years!
The Oxford English dictionary lives with me and I have one on my desk and in my house – I always use it as a reference. The silver magnifying glass was my father’s; it used to live on his desk. It goes on the left side of my desk on top of four of my books.
The small silver frame at the center of my desk contains a picture of my husband, Reinaldo. It is one of my favorite pictures of him.
My CH agenda is where all of my children and grandchildren’s birthdays are written. They are all color-coded. I have a small silver box that also belonged to my father. His initials (G.P.A) are engraved on it.
What’s your most prized possession in your office?
Everything I have in my office is a prized possession, because each photo and object has a special significance. My office is my second home and I want to have things that I love in it.