Thursday, 16 February 2012

NYFW | The Truly Glamorous by Marchesa


Marchesa Fall/Winter 2012/13 by Georgina Chapman & Keren Craig 

As a choir of angels echoed through the Palm Court of the Plaza hotel yesterday afternoon, Marchesa's Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig sent out a chorus of frothy, gilded frocks of the highest order. Their otherworldliness was inspired by William-Adolphe Bougereau's dramatic nineteenth-century painting A Soul Brought to Heaven, and the effect of their shimmering embroidered silhouettes ending in sweeping and swishing tulle made it seems as if the models were walking through clouds in an area of heaven reserved only for the truly glamorous.

Enjoy the MARCHESA Fall 2012/13 Fashion Show at the end of this post!  

LoL, Andrea 

Wings were sewn into elaborate tapestries that were the cut into a cocoon coat and short cocktail dresses, and many of the more formal looks were covered with white feathers either sprouting from the dress itself or sewn onto the bodice in wing formations. Bur for all the divine inspiration at play, the pieces that stood out were the ones that originated from a darker place, Chapman and Craig had also been looking at images of skeletons - albeit ones decorated in gemstones and precious metals, are you surprised? - and deftly took what could be potentially a macabre element and made it light. One romantic, almost Spanish-feeling black-and-gold lace dress was draped over a mesh bodysuit embroidered with a fine golden skeleton. And a short blood-red number had lace stretched in shapes mimicking the muscles of the body and one strip down the spine. Rather than look gruesome, they were quite beautiful. With less than two weeks until the Academy Awards, one couldn't help but imagine how dreamy they'd be on one of Hollywood's young mortals.

So In Love with these MARCHESA clutches!

Selections by ANDREA JANKE Finest Accessories

Photo Credit/Source: ©  VOGUE
Photography by © Marcio Madeira/firstView


... another wonderful New York Fashion Week collection -

'NYFW | Carolina Herrera Fall/Winter 2012/13'

1 comment:

Shagun said...

A visual delight...glamor & intricate artwork has enhanced the elegance of every design. As you say, Hollywood beauties would look exceptionally gorgeous in Marchesa creations. My fave is bold, red, applique/emroidered bodice, full skirt gown.I love your editoria, dear Andrea.It's lovely!!!...Cheers,

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