Happy birthday to Carolina Herrera! Perhaps best known for her ladylike designs and uber chic style, the Venezuelan-American was first known as a fashion icon before she became a fashion designer. In 1972, Herrera’s status as a socialite landed her on the International Best Dressed List in 1972 and she was later inducted into its Hall of Fame. It was then, in 1981, that Herrera's friend and Vogue Editor-in-Chief Diana Vreeland suggested Herrera begin designing her own fashion line. And the rest, they say, is history.
Today, Herrera's brand has since amassed many different collections, including a fragrance line and a ready-to-wear brand called CH Carolina Herrera. As of 2012, the company's products are carried in 104 countries and 280 store locations. Talk about a fashion empire.
Not only that, the designer also frequently dresses Hollywood's finest females. On the red carpet, Renee Zellweger, Jessica Alba, Olivia Munn, and Olivia Palermo are often seen donning Herrera's figure-flattering gowns. To see for yourself, click through these 15 fashion moments featuring celebrities wearing Carolina Herrera designs. Happy birthday, Carolina!