Marchesa Rolls Out the Red Carpet
The cofounders of Marchesa, Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, took a beauty break from preparing for their forthcoming Fall show to celebrate their “Red Carpet” cosmetics collection with Revlon. Consisting of three nail lacquers, a trio of lipsticks, translucent powder, black liquid liner, and gold nail appliqués, it’s only natural that all the pieces were inspired by the label’s staple: the evening gown. “We wanted to reflect three different moods for what we feel the Marchesa woman could be: You have your romantic lip, your bold statement lip in the red, and then you have your vampy lip, which is very much taken from our Spring/Summer collection,” Chapman explained of the Pink Cognito, Love That Red, and Black Cherry shades. In addition, each bullet has a complementing nail polish: Gray Suede (a tulle-like nude with a hint of silver shimmer), Chameleon (a holographic green), and Valentine (a rich burgundy). The gold lattice pattern stamped on the packaging was inspired by the many “lace-heavy” pieces seen on last season’s runway. “We’d already done the embroidery on the nails, so we thought it was nice to reflect the other quality of Marchesa,” said Craig. As for whether or not these tubes and bottles will be used backstage in a little less than two weeks, they’re leaving that decision up to their go-to makeup artist, Gucci Westman. And when asked if feathers and tattoos would be making an encore, both Chapman and Craig turned to each other and laughed, “There’s usually a feather or two.”
Revlon by Marchesa Red Carpet Collection available in February.