Some things are just meant to be. And although style maven Carolyne Roehm’s career break may have been when she was hired as assistant to fashion icon Oscar de la Renta shortly out of college, her introduction to great celebrations dates back to her childhood. “My grandmother loved to set a beautiful table and decorate a lovely room, so I was exposed early,” says Carolyne, a celebrated fashion designer and an author who has penned a host of books on subjects ranging from gift wrapping to setting tables to gardening.
“In ninth grade, I organized my first social event, a high school dance, and from then on, I was nominated to decorate for dances, proms, and later to orchestrate social events for my sorority.”
Photographs by Aimee Herring
Text by Krissa Rossbund