Carolina Herrera will be fêted in late summer by longtime business partner Neiman Marcus in a celebration of her 35 years of influence and contributions to the fashion industry. The retailer has carried the label since its launch in 1981.
The designer will receive the Neiman Marcus Award for Distinguished Services in the Field of Fashion at the Crystal Charity Ten Best Dressed Fashion Show and Luncheon, hosted by the department store at its flagship location in Dallas on Sept. 16.
Herrera, 77, said in a statement that she is “honored” to receive the award. “Neiman Marcus has been a dear friend and partner since the very beginning, and their ongoing support over the last three and a half decades has been invaluable,” she continued.
Speaking of Herrera’s longevity in the industry, Karen Katz, CEO of Neiman Marcus Group, said, “Few have accomplished this as gracefully as Mrs. Herrera in her 35 years in the fashion industry.”
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Herrera will also show her resort ’16 collection as part of the award program.
Previous recipients of the award — which has honored an impressive roster of more than 100 fashion visionaries since 1938 — include Estée Lauder, Coco Chanel, Oscar de la Renta, Giorgio Armani, Miuccia Prada and Karl Lagerfeld.
Manolo Blahnik recently collaborated with Herrera on the runway shoes that were featured in her New York Fashion Week RTW fall ’16 collection.