It felt like an end of an era — after 37 years, Carolina Herrera stepped down as head designer from her eponymous label. Then Wes Gordon took over as Creative Director in February, and it’s clear he plans to keep the brand’s luxe DNA alive. “Carolina Herrera is an iconic American luxury house known for its bold elegance,” Gordon tells Us. “It creates beautiful, happy clothes for women all over the world.”
Celebs continue to count on Carolina for statement-making gowns. Stars will choose the label to stand out “with brilliant colors, bold embroideries and dramatic silhouettes,” Gordon says of his designs. Perfect examples: Lupita Nyong’o in a cheery yellow embroidered tulle look, Brie Larson in a pretty polka-dot strapless and Sarah Hyland in gown adorned in laser-cut embellishments.