(born María Carolina Josefina Pacanins y Niño
(born January 8, 1939) is a Venezuelan and naturalized American fashion designer
who founded her eponymous company in 1980.
Herrera was born in Caracas
, a daughter of Guillermo Pacanins Acevedo, an air-force officer who later became Governor of Caracas, and his wife, the former María Cristina Niño Passios. Based in New York City
since 1980, throughout the 1970s and 1980s she was named one of the best dressed women in the world. Her clients have included Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
and Renee Zellweger
In 1957, Herrera married Guillermo Behrens Tello, a Venezuelan landowner, with whom she had two daughters, Mercedes and Ana Luisa.Latinas in the United States: A Historical Encyclopaedia, Volume 1
, pages 325-326 They divorced in 1964.
In 1968, in Caracas, she married Reinaldo Herrera Guevara, the host of "Buenos Dias", a Venezuelan morning-television news program and the elder son of a prominent Venezuelan landowner and art collector; he is now a special-projects editor of Vanity Fair
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