It’s a classic moment in movie history, enshrined on walls in dorm rooms around the country: Audrey Hepburn dripping in pearls, croissant in hand, wearing an iconic black dress famously designed by Hubert de Givenchy and looking as carefree as she is glamorous. For a shortcut to that feeling, try Carolina Herrera’s festive new capsule collection.
Herrera took inspiration from her own holiday memories for the collection, which is her first foray into the see-now, buy-now market. The line features several elegant party dresses, like a voluminous black-and-white A-line cocktail dress, but there are also separates to mix and match like wide-legged pants, flattering slim-cut trousers, and an embellished blazer.
The campaign coincidentally stars another Givenchy – Gabriella de Givenchy, Hubert’s great-niece — along with Met Gala organizer Sylvana Ward Durrett, who both modeled the collection in their respective Upper East Side and Brooklyn homes for the collection’s campaign. While there are a few fun details like silver embroidery and bow embellishments, the silhouettes are all simple and classic, meaning they’ll withstand the fickle nature of trends. Because of the high-end quality, these dresses are a splurge: Prices start at $1,390 for the bowed blouses and tops, and go up to $3,290 for the more ornate dresses. Scroll to see our favorite pieces.
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