Carolyne Roehm

Cover, Flowers, 2012.

Carolyne Roehm, BFA73

Design is second nature to Carolyne Roehm. One of America's leading tastemakers, trendsetters, and lifestyle experts, she strives to teach others how to capture and create beauty in their own lives and in turn share it with the people they care about.

After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Washington University in 1973, Roehm began her professional design career working for Oscar de la Renta for 10 years. In 1985, she launched her own fashion house; despite achieving great success in that realm, she had a larger dream. Driven by a passion for beauty, she broadened her design horizons to reach a wider audience, creating clothes, accessories, books, decorative accessories for the home, interiors, home fragrances and candles, table linens and table tops, flowers, paper products, glassware and luggage—all influenced by her sense of timeless elegance.

Author of 11 books, Roehm's latest title, Flowers, showcases more than 300 images of the varieties in her own gardens. In another recent book, A Passion for Interiors, she shares her love of classical architecture and design.

Roehm has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Today, Weekend Today, The Isaac Mizrahi Show, and CBS This Morning, and has been featured in numerous publications, including Veranda, Town & Country, O, House Beautiful, Connecticut Cottages and Gardens, Fortune, Architectural Digest, Food & Wine, Country Home, and New York Magazine. She has been named to the Who's Who of American Women, the International Best-Dressed List, and Vanity Fair's International Best-Dressed List Hall of Fame.

Over the years, Roehm has been an active member of numerous organizations and charities, including the Metropolitan Opera, New York Public Library, and Children's Advocacy Center of New York. She is a past president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America.

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