Thursday, September 06, 2007

A Look At Marchesa

Victorian romance merged with Indian tradition and sensuality at the Chelsea Art Museum when Georgina Chapman (girlfriend of Harvey Weinstein) and Keren Craig showed their Spring '08 line. The collection included one signature unfurling flower number in their runway show yesterday, but they managed to stray from their usual array of "wear me celebs" gowns with some seriously fab cocktail frocks and a whole lot of color. "We looked at the British Raj, the fusion of Indian and Victorian England culture," said Craig. "When we decided to launch Marchesa four-and-a-half years ago, we were in India."
But if the focus was on India, the Greeks weren't totally forgotten. "That's a goddess dress," gushed Candy Pratts Price, executive fashion editor at, regarding a long, black, lace-and-tulle slipdress with embroidery, an ivory underlay and ribbon detail at the empire waist(third from top). Looks like Marchesa has found its stride.