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The Marchesa Fall 2012 collection of ball gowns and evening dresses goes beyond any other replication of a fairytale dream. The looks are extremely feminine, while maintaining a classy and ladylike appeal. Each dress is highly detail-oriented, with beautifully crafted embroidery. The combination of the intricate bodices and voluminous skirts results in a princess-worthy style. Memorable pieces include a black lace gown with gold spinal detailing, and the white feather, full-skirt ball gown.
Marchesa was launched in 2004 by Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig. The two respectively studied patterning and embroidery, and costume design. When the duo came together, their attention to detail and mastery of draping was compiled into a breathtaking line. The company’s gowns have been seen on such celebrities as Penelope Cruz, Blake Lively, Jennifer Lopez, Kate Hudson and Cameron Diaz.