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...Born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1939, Carolina Herrera grew up in a distinguished family, who introduced her to fashionable society at a young age. For her thirteenth birthday, she accompanied her grandmother to Paris, where they met...

History of Dress in Venezuela

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 2 : Latin America and the Caribbean

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

Encyclopedia entry

...With Venezuelan independence in 1830, debates ensued regarding the newly autonomous nation. For some, the Spanish legacy was important; for others, it represented colonial tyranny. These issues were reflected in dress. Until independence...

South America

International Retailing

Fairchild Books, 2018

Book chapter

...Map of South America.After studying this chapter, you should be able to:Describe how economic instability affects retailing and the choices consumers make.Explain the role of retailing in less developed and emerging economies.Describe...

Visualizing Difference: The Rhetoric of Clothing in Colonial Spanish America

The Latin American Fashion Reader

Berg Publishers, 2005

Book chapter

...I would like to thank the editors of Revista de Estudios Hispánicos for granting permission to reprint portions of Meléndez (1995).Clothing has played a vital role in the process of identity construction of different ethnic and racial...