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In light of some past Marchesa mash-ups, a makeup brand collaboration makes a lot of sense. There was the time Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig designed a Playboy Bunny costume to promote a new Playboy Club in London, and the time that a Spiderman villain chased down a model in Marchesa couture for a Vogue spread. And let’s not forget the Chapman-designed New York Jets tee shirt. This time, the collaboration in question isn’t meant to showcase the house’s work on some industry pedestal, quite the opposite actually. It’s bringing couture to your local CVS.
Ever since Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig filled our heads with dreams of Marchesa loungewear we could actually afford, our imagination ran wild with dreams of blithely incorporating embroidered silk lace and sequins into our daytime repertoire for fall. Who but the Marchesa girls could make that happen so seamlessly? And now that we’ve been bestowed with the Marchesa Voyage Fall 2013 lookbook, it looks as if our sartorial premonitions came to life.
Why fry under the spotlight when you can kick it as a backup dancer? And why trip over 15 feet of lace when you can get sloshed on champagne and flirt with hot waiters?
Along with Rag & Bone and Marchesa, and with the help of the CFDA and Vogue, the brand will be showing this summer in a certain mega global market.
Bridal collections are shown a year in advance, and judging from the looks sent down the spring 2014 runways, brides will be sporting some untraditional looks next season.
The up-and-coming starlet stole the red carpet in her maroon and gold Marchesa gown, and made us totally re-think the idea that the fishtail trend was over. Looking at these photos, we just want to zip up, and spin around, in something equally chic.
It would appear that the lovely Kerry Washington is the latest of a string of starlets to opt for a different gown mere moments before they hit the red carpet.
It has certainly been a big year for Georgina Chapman. Since January, the Marchesa designer has announced plans to launch a lower-priced line, crafted a collection of fashionable football gear (seriously), designed the gown for one of the most-hyped celebrity weddings, and leant her considerable talents to Project Runway: All Stars, where she serves as a judge alongside Isaac Mizrahi and host Carolyn Murphy. Oh, and did we mention she just announced her second pregnancy? Because yep, that too.
One often associates Marchesa with show-stopping gowns and dresses fit for princesses — not athletic wear. But co-founder Georgina Chapman has just launched a limited-edition tee inspired by the New York Jets, and while this is certainly odd, the label has partnered with Playboy before, so stranger things have happened.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian spoiled us with not one, but two Kimye appearances at New York Fashion Week on Wednesday. Lucky us?
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds made headlines this weekend with their surprise wedding in Charleston, South Carolina. And while some details emerged quickly — Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine performed, Bette Midler serenaded the crowd, and a cake was trucked in from Virginia — the one thing everyone really wanted to know remained inscrutably underwraps, which is to say: what did she wear?
Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron showed up at the London premiere of Snow White and the Huntsman in similar sheer dresses. Did their stylists plan it?
Last month, Marchesa was discussing the possibility of launching a contemporary collection with LF USA, the same group that saved Vena Cava. Now it’s been confirmed that the two are indeed in business together.
Big news: Marchesa is discussing the possibility of a contemporary line with LF USA, an investment and supply chain company — and the same people who saved Vena Cava with a cash infusion just last week. According to WWD, details are still fuzzy, but an announcement will be made soon.
We love Glee as much as the next teen-obsessed fashion blogger, but Dianna Agron and Lea Michele’s appearances on tonight’s red carpet left us sorely disappointed.
We thought we were done with our awesome (if somewhat exhausting!) Emmy red carpet coverage, when we realized we’d inadvertently forgotten to highlight three of our favorite style stars: Christina Hendricks, Elisabeth Moss, and Kiernan Shipka, all of whom work on Mad Men and all of whom wore spectacularly stunning dresses.
Last month Marchesa announced it would be creating a one-off version of the iconic Playboy Bunny costume to celebrate the opening of a new Playboy club in London. Now Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig‘s creation is complete, and it made its debut to an enthusiastic crowd in Britain this week.
Updating a classic costume is always going to be a tenuous operation (just look at all the drama over Wonder Woman’s new getup). So we have to hand it to the ladies at Marchesa for a job well done on their answer to the Playboy Bunny costume, the black one-piece with bunny ears that has been the base of the brand’s image for decades.
Where there’s a red carpet, there’s a Blake Lively, but Thursday marked almost three weeks without Karl Lagerfeld‘s favorite American. And while we were totally prepared to write up Julianna Hough’s ensemble in her stead, we woke up this morning to not one but two Lively looks. In honor of the fourth day of CinemaCon (and her award for Breakthrough Performer Of The Year), Lively spent the day in white Dolce & Gabbana and the evening in a blood red, tutu-inspired dress by Marchesa.