Monday, February 23, 2009
MARCHESA: FALL 2009
GEORGINA CHAPMAN and KEREN CRAIG =ANOTHER KNOCKOUT COLLECTION
February 18th, 2009
It’s a bit absurd reviewing a Marchesa collection…it’s all so fabulous.
Whether it’s layers of tulles, detailed embroideries and dreamy sequins, confections of airy chiffon ruffles artfully put together, cascades of silk, ribbons and feathers, etc, etc…well no wonder half these gowns were probably on a plane by 6PM, headed to LA for the Oscars.
Colors were pastel pink, scarlet red, a smoky lavender, plum purple, pewter, black and gray. We also liked how the silhouettes were varied giving real women (not just Red Carpet strollers) wearable options that are age appropriate. We could see as a formal alternative-for an Ellen Barkin type (or us) a strapless scarlet wool jumpsuit or the “sculptured black silk wool jacket with a cut out star shoulder detail” and narrow tuxedo pants.
And in a nod to chilly temps…there was a fantastic plum suede fitted coat with a great embroidered belt that harked back to something fantastic that Veruschka would have worn.
And the Christian Louboutin shoes…Oh Mon Dieu.
Words, Images Judith Ecochard