Do you know what elegance is? It is not only what you're wearing. It is how you wear it. who you are inside.— Carolina Herrera
The most revealing Carolina Herrera quotes you will be delighted to read
Always choose style over fashion: wear something that makes you look beautiful.
I want women to really look like women from today.
It's not from the past and not from the future, because I don't know what happens in the future. It is the woman of today (who) I think is a seductive woman.
I love myself so much, I simply cannot describe it.
The little black dress must be luxurious, rich, sensual, diaphanous, exotic, severe, lush, demure, demanding, frivolous, amusing, and it must linger in memory, but above all, it must be simple and little and black.
I want women to choose something that makes them feel empowered and fantastic and admired by many people.
Mistakes in life teach you how to succeed because you want to try again and do it better.
Femininity is a lot of power. It's allure. And the moment you start competing directly with a man, it's not that fun.
You can wear them with anything. It's the person and the way that they wear it that makes it different. I have been designing white shirts forever, but I don't get tired of it.
People confuse vulgar and naked with sexiness. You want the mystery!
You cannot forget about your femininity. You don't have to compete with men in that respect.
If you date someone who isn't very good-looking but makes you laugh, you will never forget it.
I always let other people describe me because if I describe myself you will not understand.
Something you wore three months ago, maybe you don't wear it again.
I am a great believer that if something looks very good on you, you can wear it again, and it's not the end of the world.
You feel very romantic when you're in a ball gown. Everyone should wear one once in a while.
Politics are private. I don't understand people who try to convince you to join one party or another.
You never forget people who make you laugh.
I approach fashion as an evolution. It's always changing. As you know, sometimes it changes in three months.
The difference between fashion and art is that fashion is art in movement.
Glamour is beyond beauty and beyond age.
It's like sex appeal. You either have it or you don't, but I don't think it's the end of the world if you don't have it!
It's very important to have a definitive style as a designer.
Queen Elizabeth of England is the real fashion icon of the century. And she has a sense of humor.
In fashion, you have to have perseverance.
You have to do it again and again, but it's something that comes out of my heart, and I love it.
I cannot go and tell women what to wear and what not to wear; you have to decide on your own.
I don't think women need another black bag.
Everybody has a black bag already, so I thought this season (needs) color.
I think a sense of humor is the most important thing anyone can have.
If you ask me to sew a button, I don't know how to do it! The idea of the whole collection and how you want to build your brand is all about working with the right people. And luck!
You have to have talent to design and to dress thousands of women or millions of women around the world. And you know very well, the only thing they want is to look more beautiful.
I have a responsibility to the woman of today - to make her feel confident, modern and above all else beautiful.
I have always loved trouser suits. It's something I absolutely believe in for women.
I can get ready in 10 minutes.
Most people travel with a good book, but I also keep my agenda with me;
I'll flip through the pages and take a few moments to organize my life a little - I rarely get the time to do this normally.
You have to be a psychiatrist too, especially in fashion.
A psychologist and a psychiatrist together.
I find that it is much easier now for women to be in any position because, as you see, they are presidents of banks, they are prime ministers, they are doctors. Everything is about women.
Don't become a fashion victim is what I'm trying to say.
Any business is the same in the beginning because nobody knows where it's going to ride.
Work doesn't seem to interfere with my life. I have time for everything, even time to be alone.
I don't want the collections to look like a potpourri.
It has to have a cohesive idea, and it has to be glamorous and beautiful and fit well.
There have been a lot of changes [in the fashion industry], of course.
You just have to accept it and be strong.
I think it is good that fashion is a challenge because when something is a challenge, you want to do it better.
Have I ever been horrified to see someone in my clothes? Many times, but I close my eyes and look the other way. That happens to everyone. What can you do? Go and tell her, 'Don't wear that dress again'? We designers always have fantasies in our heads, but the difficult task is to make them reality. Because you can be the best designer, but designing in your own place and with nobody wearing [your clothes], then what happens? You're nowhere.
If you think that you did everything and know everything and that everything has been done perfectly well, then it's time to retire.
You have to have curiosity in life. The moment you don't have any more curiosity, then don't do anything. Retire and stay in your house.
I was schooled at home, then didn't go to university because I married when I was 17. I didn't go into work until late in my life.
Fashion is a dream. It's difficult, and there are many aspects of fashion that are very difficult, but if you love it like I do, because I really have a passion, now, for fashion, it's not easy, but nothing is easy in life.
The '70s were full of creativity. Everybody was so unique. It was a very creative period, and I think to be a designer you have to know a little about art and literature and music because there is inspiration in all of these things. You're looking for beauty but also something that makes sense.
I've been dressing Renee on the red carpet for the past three years, .
.. I think she always looks great. She has the right proportion for my clothes. She has that tiny waist and she loves fashion.
It's not all about beauty! It's also about a sense of humor.
Even if it doesn't fit the woman, like, let's say a very short skirt, and the woman doesn't have the legs or the height to wear the skirt, but she has to wear it because it's fashionable. Don't do it! If it doesn't look good on you, don't worry about it.
Fashion is magical, a fantasy. It's madness, and it doesn't last. It's changing all the time.