Carolina (1938). Venezuelan designer. Before becoming interested into fashion, she was simply considered as one of the ten most elegant women in the world. In 1981 she launched her own line in New York, based on jackets, tailleurs, and cocktail dresses. The clothes were sober, essential, but above all, very feminine. Her grandmother and great-grandmother used to buy their wardrobes from the great Parisian tailors based in New York. For this reason, the rigorous cutting and the sculptural structure of her dresses have often evoked Poiret and Balenciaga. Born in Caracas, she married the landowner Reinaldo Herrera. Nancy Reagan, Kathleen Turner, and Caroline Kennedy are among her most famous clients.
The section dedicated to the Spanish designers of the Smithsonian National Museum at the Behring Center exhibits one of the dresses created by the designer.