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Carolina Herrera asks, How can you be a fashion icon if you’re not wearing clothes?

 elle carolina herrera backstage fashion design board

In a recent interview with the Washintog Post, iconic designer Carolina Herrera said what we at COVERINGS have been thinking forever. 

Jaws need not drop for Herrera to declare a collection a success. In fact, she is disappointed — troubled, baffled — by fashion’s current version of one-upsmanship: the idea that modern is synonymous with show-your-tush.

Some designers think “it’s so modern to be naked or almost naked. They think it’s going to attract younger people if they do those dresses. No!” Herrera says emphatically. “The almost naked! Oh God! They’re trying to get people to pay attention to them. In life, there should be a little mystery.” Herrera turns to the recent Costume Institute gala to make her point. Exhibits A through C: Beyoncé and her bedazzled mosquito netting; Jennifer Lopez in a red beaded gown that was all front and back and no sides; Kim Kardashian with a train of white feathers trailing from a derriere served up for admiration.

“They’re supposed to be fashion icons and they’re not wearing anything,” Herrera says in a tone that is both exasperated and dismayed. “It’s an obsession now.”

Amen, sister! We have always loved the designs of Carolina Herrera, which have been featured on our site and in our magazine several times. But now, I must say that we love her even more for going against the grain and saying what seems so obvious. Put some clothes on! Leave something to the imagination. A woman worth her salt should have an air of mystery about her. Love it or hate it, it needed to be said. Click here to read the rest of this article.


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