Saturday, March 6, 2010

Carolina Herrera Interview with the Independent

Carolina Herrera was born in 1939 in Venezuela. Best known in the UK for her line of perfumes, she founded her company in 1980 and moved to New York in 1981 where she dressed Jackie Onassis for the last 12 years of her life. She has four children by two partners and lives in New York with her second husband, Reinaldo Herrera Guevara, Marqués de Torre Casa. Carolina Herrera's CH lifestyle store is at 120 Mount Street, London W1 (020-3441 0965)

My favourite item of clothing... is always a very glamorous evening gown. The colour depends on the occasion. I rarely wear red but I had one in red that I kept coming back to because I had lots of fun every time I wore it.

A book that changed me...There isn't a book that has changed me, but I have favourites such as 'Pride and Prejudice' which I often re-read.

My five-year plan... business-wise, it's to open shops everywhere in the world. Personally, I don't know where I want to be. You have to live life as it comes; anything could happen between now and then.

My life in six words... It has been a wonderful life.

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