Gone To Carolina: Old-School Elegant For Old-School Ladies

Carolina Herrera does ladylike and luxe like no one else - and texture and rich fabrics didn't let us forget that this is one grande dame who knows what grandes dames like!

Gone To Carolina: Old-School Elegant For Old-School Ladies

Texture provides interest, but the look is classic enough for the Met's opening night.


Gone To Carolina: Old-School Elegant For Old-School Ladies

Luncheon-perfect! (If reminiscent of a chenille spread.)


Gone To Carolina: Old-School Elegant For Old-School Ladies

These kicky power separates swing a tad too-too - but I can just see an art-world eccentric in aggressive glasses snapping it up!


Gone To Carolina: Old-School Elegant For Old-School Ladies

And speaking of the Reagan era! An Ivana special in an Ivanka-era shade.


Gone To Carolina: Old-School Elegant For Old-School Ladies

The jumpsuit goes uptown; the results are Billy-Joel-worthy.


Gone To Carolina: Old-School Elegant For Old-School Ladies

Classic - but just so garden-party-pretty in this jazzy mid-century print.


Gone To Carolina: Old-School Elegant For Old-School Ladies

There was a lot of texture play at the show: this copper number's lines are probably flattering, always a good thing.


Gone To Carolina: Old-School Elegant For Old-School Ladies

For the Bourgeois-Bohemian who finds Tory Burch too "downtown."


Gone To Carolina: Old-School Elegant For Old-School Ladies

Will we still be seeing Mad Men come spring? Looks like it!


Gone To Carolina: Old-School Elegant For Old-School Ladies

Classic Barbie-perfect Herrera.

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