Designer Carolina Herrera to be honored by SCAD

Legendary designer Carolina Herrera, known for her elegant style, will be honored this week by the Savannah C0llege of Art and Design in Atlanta and Savannah. SCAD will celebrate the 35-year reign of the House of Herrera with an expansive dual museum exhibition of Herrera’s designs.

“Refined Irreverence” opens simultaneously on Friday at SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film in Atlanta and at the SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah and remains on view through Sept. 25.

The exhibition, curated by Rafael Gomes, SCAD director of fashion exhibitions, will include over 75 garments - from her 1981 inaugural collection to the present. It will include gowns worn by first lady Michelle Obama and singer Taylor Swift.

This will be SCAD’s first concurrent show at both SCAD FASH, the university’s new museum dedicated to fashion and film at 1600 Peachtree St. in Atlanta, and SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah’s destination for progressive arts installations and performances since 2011.

SCAD will also honor Herrera with the university's prestigious Étoile Award at 2 p.m., Friday at Arnold Hall theater, 1810 Bull St., in Savannah. The presentation is free and open to the public. After the award presentation, Herrera will share insight into her career

There is a members-only opening exhibition Thursday night in Atlanta.

The annual student fashion show in Savannah will be held on Saturday at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. The 8 p.m. show will be live streamed here.


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