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Mrs. Carolina Herrera and daughter Carolina Host Abu Dhabi Gala Dinner
Event attended by country’s crème-de-la-crème and fashion connoisseurs
CH Carolina Herrera, the name associated with elegance and style, has opened its first
store in Abu Dhabi. On the occasion of the opening of the first CHCarolina Herrera store
in Abu Dhabi, the internationally renowned designers Carolina Herrera and daughter
Carolina hosted a cocktail dinner yesterday in a bespoke crystal tent in the Royal Stables
of Abu Dhabi.
U.A.E. socialites such as Mr & Mrs Bassam Samman, Dr. and Mrs Nicholas Alissa, and
Mrs Rasha Mubarak attended this gala dinner.
Other dignitaries, representatives from the Chalhoub Group -the partner of CHCarolina
Herrera in the region- artists, business leaders, VIPs, editors and fashion connoisseurs were
all present to mark the event and to inaugurate the new store alongside the fashion icons.
‘Welcoming Carolina Herrera and her daughter in the Middle East was a great honour,
said Patrick Chalhoub, Joint CEO of the Chalhoub Group. Not only is such a visit
highly inspirational for our customers and our teams, it also strongly reinforces the
strategic position of the Gulf on the worldwide map of the CH Carolina Herrera brand
The gala event featured a CH Carolina Herrera fashion show for the FW11 collection,
a live pianist as well as an equestrian light and music show that added an Arabian flair to
the exclusive event. Surrounded by trees and greenery, the Carolina Herrera world and
values of luxurious elegance were brought to life in the cozy, intimate, chic and welcoming
In its women’s, men’s, children’s and accessories’ collections CH Carolina Herrera reflects
a spirit, a zest for life, elegance and classic wear with a twist while always respecting pure
lines, excellent fabrics and cuts.
But the CarolinaHerrera collections have gone beyondwomen’s wear, menswear, children’s
wear, accessories and shoes. They also include an exclusive collection of lifestyle items and
fragrances, which are the invisible accessory that complements the CH lifestyle. Whether
it is a soft evening dress, a handbag or baby carriage, all items have one thing in common:
they are all stamped with the unique spirit of CH Carolina Herrera which makes them an
essential part of the clientele’s everyday life.
“Our presence in the Middle East is a true indicator of the global nature of our collections.
Beauty knows no boundaries. The Arab appreciation of beauty and chic, so evident in their
poetic tradition is reflected in their refined taste. This is what makes being here so special,”
said Carolina Herrera during the dinner.
Working alongside her mother, Carolina brings her own youthful elegance and global
perspective to the project. Yet they both represent the brand as the concepts of the
collections are based on both their personalities, their tastes, the things they like – a
reflection of their world and their different approaches to fashion.
Inside the stores, the CHCarolina Herrera environment resembles an elegant and inviting
home marked with intimate spaces, separate rooms decorated with luxury wood panelling,
fabric and elements found in elegant home spaces such as a pool table and bookshelves.
Since its launch in 2001, CH Carolina Herrera has opened stores in 16 countries
worldwide. There are now 10 in the Middle East. The store in Abu Dhabi is the first in the
capital but the fifth in the UAE.
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