The "Mercedes-Benz Presents" program recognizes designers that demonstrate dedication to the use of quality materials, unique style and innovative design for the past seven years.
"I am very proud to be chosen as the 'Mercedes-Benz Presents' designer," said Herrera. "To be recognized in such an important year in Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week history, is, without question, a wonderful honor."
Carolina Herrera has designed for many celebrities and high profile clients including Renee Zellweger, Amy Adams, Michelle Pfeiffer, Emily Blunt, Oprah Winfrey, and Camilla Belle. She joins a prestigious list of past "Mercedes-Benz Presents" designers including Monique Lhuillier, Badgley Mischka, Narciso Rodriguez, and CHADO Ralph Rucci.
"Carolina Herrera's understated grace, precision design and attention to detail uphold the Mercedes-Benz commitment to quality," said Lisa Holladay, Manager of Brand Experience Marketing for Mercedes-Benz USA. "She is a symbol of great success within the fashion industry and especially in New York City and choosing her as this season's Mercedes-Benz Presents Designer represents the strength of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and the event's bright future at Lincoln Center."
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2011 will take place in New York at Lincoln Center from September 9-16. Among the ninety designers presenting their Spring/Summer 2011 collections there will also be Diane von Furstenberg, Herve Leger by Max Azria, Vera Wang, Badgley Mischka, Christian Siriano and Charlotte Ronson.