Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Photos Instagram Earlier this month, Vogue Runway director Nicole Phelps previewed Carolina Herrera's 83-piece resort collection. Phelps noted the lineup, designed by the brand's young creative director, Wes Gordon, "plays up Herrera's Venezuelan side." (Herrera, 80, was born in Caracas but has floated through New York society since the late 1960s.) "The colors, patterns, and embroideries of Latin America have been applied to the kind of occasion dress that Herrera's 'uptown' clientele requires," Phelps wrote. "A standout clingy ripped knit dress was printed in vibrant serape blanket stripes, and a strapless gown has been embellished in the traditional embroideries of Oaxaca [Mexico]." By Vogue's estimate, the line was a hit, "going to fly" off shelves. What a difference one week and an international political crisis makes. Read more at The Daily Beast. Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here
A new collection by luxury fashion label Carolina Herrera inspired by different Latin American holidays has sparked a complaint from the Mexican government, which accuses that brand's creative director of plagiarism and cultural appropriation.