If you are the type of person who wants to make an extraordinary, almost fairytale entrance, then Marchesa is the brand you are seeking. Two British born friends who met at the Chelsea College of Art and Design, Georgina Chapman and Kerin Craig, began working together and their collaboration gave birth to Marchesa in 2004. Their spectacular design sense, inspired by vintage and Asian influences, has generated elegant eveningwear that defines the Marchesa collection. The company was named after the famous European style icon, Marchesa Luisa Casati. The company is based in New York and their incredible collection sells at Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman in the US, as well as Harrods in London, and specialty boutiques located in other world fashion capitals.
The fall 2011 line includes 28 styles from which to choose. And each and every one has a traffic-stopping look. Wear the porcelain blue duchess dress with a satin hand draped corset dress with sulk tulle inserts and you will look like you stepped right out of a romance novel. Marchesa dresses are as much art as they are fashion. The embroidered blush tulle column with flared ruffle skirt and shoulder appliqué lushly frames any woman who wears it in a fabricated sea of romantic possibilities. And if black is your color for the evening, Marchesa offers several breathtaking selections. The ebony satin draped jacket with silk tulle detail and a velvet flare bottom skirt is an outfit to wear to the opera or to an opening night. And if you want to show a little leg, then the black lace corset dress with velvet embroidered detail and lace / tulle ruffle cascade and black lace / tulle capelet will make you the center of attention anywhere you go.
Marchesa dresses are not for casual nights out. They practically demand that you wear them for formal affairs where you will be an unforgettable fashion focus. Marchesa dresses are very expensive but they are absolutely style defining.