Exclusive Highlight: Marchesa
With Red Carpet season fast approaching (the first delighting cameras this weekend), we thought it apropos to point our shimmering spotlight onto the fourth floor’s dynamic duo, Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig of Marchesa.
With a background in costume and textile design, the pair transformed the way we consider eveningwear by presenting us with gowns that recall an undiscovered, other-worldly reverie. Their Spring/Summer 2012 collection called to mind Russian artist Ilya Repin’s Sadko in the Underwater Kingdom and the ethereal underwater dream world it portrayed. Previous seasons swished down the red carpet with lush embroidery, intricate texture and confectionary dimension. While oft-applauded for their dazzling, almost-origami-esque gowns, Marchesa also delights the more grounded with their beaded caftans and cocktail dresses.
This season, three such pieces are available exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman (Fourth Floor, 212 872 2863). Quintessentially Marchesa, these silk crepe and silk chiffon pieces sport signature pleated organza ruffle (once most notably seen on Craig’s dog during Fashion’s Night Out) and tulle overlay. They’re perfectly suited for a boldly embellished clutch (might we suggest Judith Leiber’s Pave Striped Clutch?) and a pair of your most vertiginous heels. Here’s a glimpse of the exclusive pieces (as well as a few ideas on how to best accessorize them); do hope you enjoy.
1. Christian Louboutin. Spiderweb d’Orsay. 212 872 8947
2. Marchesa. Jewel-Encrusted Clutch. 212 872 2872
1. Giuseppe Zanotti. Crystallized Colorblock Platform Pump. 212 872 8947
2. Edie Parker. Lara Clutch. 212 872 2872
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images courtesy Marchesa