December 09, 2008 New York
"People keep getting married and kids keep turning 13," said James Mischka. "We just did pretty clothes that people want to wear." In other words, Badgley Mischka ignored today's apocalyptic headlines and stuck to what they know for pre-fall: bead, paillette, and feather-dusted cocktail dresses and gowns, plus a few new cocktail suits (made, the designers said, at their customers' requests). A sequined tank dress sashed high on the waist and a ruffled halter gown in the must-have shade of marigold were two highlights.
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