38 posts tagged "Marchesa"
Women don’t often find themselves in the market for a dress with extra helpings of dazzle. Prom, wedding, second wedding—that’s probably about it, unless you’re one of those red-carpet regulars or society swans. But when the occasion demands a full indulgence of fantasy, Marchesa is the go-to brand. Yesterday’s presentation by Marchesa showed off yet more dreamy dress confections—hand-embroidered, lace-frothed, gold-glazed numbers that scream big event. According to Georgina Chapman, the dresses aren’t, however, designed with any particular big events in mind. “I don’t get that far,” she explained. “It’s more like each dress is a fantasy about what I want to be wearing.” Like, every day? Is life with Harvey Weinstein really that glamorous? “Yeah, right,” the designer said with a laugh, pointing to a vignette of long goddess dresses gold-embroidered and dappled with bugle beads. “That one’s for going to the grocery store, and the one next to it, that’s for walking the dog…” In your dreams, Chapman. And ours.
Fashion Week notes from the Net-a-Porter.com founder. Look out for more animated opinions in the days ahead.