Make no mistake about it: Carolina Herrera makes clothes for grown women who have grown social schedules and grown bank accounts. If ever you had any doubts (and how could you?), Carolina Herrera Fall 2011 should more than assuage them. This wasn’t a revolutionary collection by any means, but Herrera hasn’t staked her name on being a revolutionary. She’s staked it on making luxurious clothes for women who are used to nothing less, and this collection is exactly that.

From the expertly cut coats to the furs to the ball gowns, I’m sure that this collection will appeal to its target demographic. I couldn’t help but feel a little disappointed, though; I kept waiting for a true “wow” moment, which can usually be found in a collection’s last few looks if no where else, but it never came. Since Herrera’s particular brand of luxury lends itself so easily to classic, timeless gorgeousness, I can’t help but see that as a small failure for this collection.

Photos via the New York Times.

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  • mulch

    Those ladies are in my taste.i like them very much.

  • eleni

    tall and slim body.envy their bodies.

  • Chris

    I adore this collection. Yes, it may not be revolutionary, but it is very exquisite, incredibly stylish and I would love to wear each and every item. I am not as tall as these models though.

  • edoardo

    I lvoe this show,a wodnerful use of material (a bit similar to Armani ones) and shapes, cool!

  • Mochababe73

    I would wear every piece. This is just my style. The black coat and the fur in #5 are my favorites along with the #18 dress.

  • Lulugurl

    Love 4, 9, 12, 16,18 &19!

  • fuchsiafury

    Carolina Herrera certainly makes elegant and distinguished pieces, but they’re much closer to my mom’s aesthetic than mine. And there’s something about this collection that’s very Tilda Swinton in I am Love.

  • Nee

    These clothes look so luxurious! I want to reach into my computer and touch the fur and skirts and everything! Gorgeous!

  • Mash

    Bee-u-tiful! Every single piece, I could wear today, & a decade down the line..

  • Jenny

    (sigh) I love #9!