Herrera began his career in 1965 working as a publicist for Emilio Pucci, a close family friend, at his boutique in Caracas, Venezuela. Born to a family of statesmen and landlords, Caroline Herrera was introduced to fashion for the first time at the age of 13, when she attended a Cristóbal Balenciaga Haute Couture show with her grandmother. In 1957, Herrera married a Venezuelan landowner, with whom she had two daughters. Upon divorcing in 1964, Herrera returned to his parents' home with his two young children.
While living at home, Herrera began working as a publicist for Emilio Pucci. Carolina Herrera's designs offer a certain elegant and wealthy style, with a classic feminine sensibility, for her devoted customer base. After his marriage, Herrera moved to the house in Caracas that belonged to the Herrera family, called La Vega and is believed to be the oldest inhabited house in the Western Hemisphere. In 2000, Herrera signed a licensing agreement with the Spanish clothing company STL to develop a gold-range line for men and women called CH Carolina Herrera.
Venezuelan fashion designer Carolina Herrera (born 193 years old) led a thriving fashion empire focused on her designer clothing line, which consistently received praise for its sleek, feminine lines after its launch in 1980. His company launched CH, a cheaper line (known as diffusion) in 1986, followed by another secondary line in 1989, Carolina Herrera Collection II. Herrera hired Puig, a Spanish cosmetics company, to produce his line of fragrances, which was very successful; he even created a best-selling men's fragrance, Herrera for Men, in 1991, and he regularly added new products for women to the line. An icon of sophistication and elegant style, Carolina Herrera is a fashion designer, known for her unique sense of dress, as well as for designing garments for first ladies, such as Michelle Obama and Jacqueline Onassis.
That same year, Diana Vreeland, a friend and editor of Vogue, suggested that Carolina Herrera launch a clothing line. Herrera's mother was dedicated to fashion, like her grandmother, and when she was young, Herrera traveled regularly with them when they went to Paris to make their clothes in the workshops of the great dressmakers of the time, such as Casa Lanvin, Cristóbal Balenciaga and Yves Saint Laurent. During the same decade, Puig, a Spanish perfume company, licensed the name Carolina Herrera to develop and sell a line of fragrances. Back in Caracas, she met the publishing magnate Armando de Armas, who offered to support her and, a few months later, created a design workshop and showroom, Carolina Herrera Ltd.
Herrera was born in Venezuela in 1939 as María Carolina Josefina Pacanins y Niño, son of the former governor and officer of the Caracas Air Force, Guillermo Pacanins and María Cristina Niño Passios, his mother. Although Herrera's line was a little more expensive than most because of its magnificent fabrics and expensive ornaments, they became the favorites of certain types of high-profile women, including many of the people from Manhattan's high society who were also friends with Herrera.