The ink on the lease is dry. Gabriela Hearst has signed a lease to open her first store in New York at the Carlyle House at 991 Madison Avenue, adjacent to the Carlyle Hotel, through which customers will enter the store. Hearst, whose collection is three years old, has been eyeing store locations for a while. She plans to open for fall 2018. It’s a big year for her. Last month the designer opened a Paris showroom at 1 Avenue Montaigne and earned her first CFDA Awards nomination for Womenswear Designer of the Year.