Marchesa Spring 2012 Collection is Magical

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Marchesa Spring 2012 Collection is Magical
Marchesa Spring 2012 Collection is Magical
Marchesa Spring 2012 Collection is Magical
Marchesa Spring 2012 Collection is Magical
Marchesa Spring 2012 Collection is Magical
Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig unveiled their Marchesa Spring 2012 collection yesterday during New York Fashion Week to a star-studded crowd.

The show took place at the luxe Palm Court of the Plaza Hotel. To no surprise, the collection was filled with beautiful gowns that you will be seeing on the red carpet and every major award show this season. Hello Emmys, Golden Globes and Oscars!

“It’s all got a watery, magical feel,” said Chapman when speaking about the show, which seemed to be inspired by mermaids.

The new collection, inspired by Russian artist Ilya Repin’s painting, Sadko in the Underwater Kingdom, channels an ethereal underwater fantasy. Tulle, chiffon and translucent colored mesh blends with deep sea-inspired accents such as scale-like embroidery and cascades of silk fringe.

Viewing the collection, you will see two of my faves: feathers and sheer chiffon! There was a lot of flappery fringe looks that were also seen on the runway. The first look was modeled by Karen Elson and it was a flappery style dress with beaded fringe. It has a 1920's feel to it with a modern twist. Marchesa is always great with taking risks, something fellow designers and fashionistas adore.

One hand-embroidered cocktail dress had "fish threadwork and oyster silk cording," while another dress covered in silver beads also had a sculpted "fin" at the hip. Dresses with long feathers captured the movement of plants in the water, something only Marchesa can pull off with grace and elegance.

The Marchesa show is the hottest ticket in town every fashion week. If you're invited, that means you're well respected. Anyone who is anyone is at the Marchesa show. Celebs like Emma Roberts, Courtney Love, Bar Refaeli, Kelly Osbourne, Camilla Belle, Michelle Trachtenberg, Rachel Zoe, Mandy Moore, Jessica Szohr, Olivia Palermo and Molly Sims were sitting front row gawking over the collection.

Not only was the collection to die for, the stars wearing clothes from the designers’ line looked fabulous as well. Camilla Belle looked stunning and Selita Ebanks didn’t look too shabby herself.

After the show there’s always an after party and the after party was at hot spot PH-D.

Marchesa Co-Founders Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig had a chic celebration at PH-D inside the Dream Downtown hotel.

Joining the designers were celebrities and friends of the brand including Camilla Belle, who stunned in a black Marchesa cocktail dress with sculpted sleeves, Emma Roberts, wearing a gorgeous Notte by Marchesa floral print halter dress, Rachel Zoe, Fabiola Beracasa, and Anouck Lepere.
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