Carolina Herrera disapproves of New York's street style

Fashion's first lady complains about how everybody in New York is "wearing the wrong clothes"

By Andrea Tim | Published: 4 Sep 2014

Carolina's critique
Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Carolina Herrera believes in dressing to suit your body type, even if it means you're not in trend. The Venezuelan-American designer, who is known for her inimitable elegance, has criticised how people in New York tend to dress these days.

"If you look at the people walking around the streets of New York at this moment, it is horrendous!" she said. "I have never seen people so badly dressed in my life! It's amazing the way they look! I don't know why… I don't know what's going on… but it's really, really bad."

Leave it to the fashion designer to drop some realistic advice about how to dress. "You have to dress to flatter your body. You don't have to dress a certain way because fashion is saying that you have to wear mini skirts. Some people don't have the legs – or the age," she told Haute Living.

The now-staple crop top (which we've come to love ourselves) has also gone under the Herrera magnifying glass. "When you are very young and you have a wonderful figure you can pull it off," she added. "But whenever I see this style, it's usually on the wrong person."

"Proportion is very important. Wear clothes that are flattering to your figure and appropriate for your personality," Carolina emphasised.

You heard the lady, New York. We can't wait to see how her Spring Summer 2015 show will change the fashion landscape in the Big Apple.

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