Fall 2011 New York Fashion Week: Marchesa 2011-02-17 12:34:27

2011 Fall New York Fashion Week: Marchesa

Fall 2011 New York Fashion Week: Marchesa 2011-02-17 12:34:27

"Decayed opulence" was the overall theme for Marchesa's Fall collection, and designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig showed little restraint with their Victorian-era offerings — inspired by Great Expectations' Miss Havisham, the pieces were romantic, exquisite, and impeccably crafted. Intricate pearl beading, leather cutouts on lace, and deconstructed silk punctuated the show-stopping gowns — and hopefully you like tulle, because there is no shortage of it in this elegant, fantastical collection. As always, the girls played with volume, creating pure poetry with voluminous, sculptured bodices and skillfully frayed layers of lace, making this yet another Marchesa collection that we can't wait to see on the red carpet.

  • Trends: Victoriana, floral patterns, high-neck collars, deceptive lace cutouts.
  • Colors: Black, red, cream, dusty pink, and periwinkle.
  • Key Looks: A fire-engine-red trench, gothic-inspired origami bustier, and crystallized, fitted gown with extravagant blush-hued tulle train.
  • Accessories: Louboutin Mary Janes, lace socks adorned with crystals, onyx flower wristbands, opulent veils.
  • Who Would Wear It: Pretty-pretty princess types with a flair for the dramatic, like Diane Kruger and Keira Knightley.
  • Source: Getty
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