Carolina Herrera, my role model and my mentor (how many people can say that?!), is celebrating 35 years of fashion tonight, and just became the recipient of the Women's Leadership Award at the Lincoln Center Corporate Fund gala in her honor.
I wanted to take a moment to honor her myself, by sharing with you, the words of wisdom she imparted on our senior Sportswear class at FIT. Full disclosure, this video is not the best (that's totally me going, "mhmm," over and over in the background.) but even now, I get emotional remembering that moment. My everything icon addresses a group of students, and I was-- to quote a certain musical-- in, "the room where it happened."