One of the industry's longest-lasting love stories started a new chapter on Friday when designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka got married.
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Mark Badgley and James Mischka's Spring 2013 collection drew on the 1935 film version of A Midsummer's Night Dream, which explains why the models in the show looked a little like faeries emerging from the woods.
"When they shot that film, they put tulle and sequins in front of the camera to create that ethereal world," Mischka said at the show. Naturally, they sent models down the runway from behind a woodsy backdrop dressed in gauzy gowns decorated with lots of sparkle. The highly detailed frocks from their main collection were shown with separates and daywear from their secondary line, Mark & James. But the garments shared a mutual love of glitz that allowed the designers to tell a richer story: A suit jacket featured panels of tweed coated in Lurex, and a sparkly pair of tailored sweatpants seemed just as luxurious as the lacy, rhinestone-laden gown Erin O'Connor wore in the show.
We caught up with Badgley Mischka designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka at New York Fashion Week. They told us about the film that inspired the runway collection this Fall, what they do when they're not designing, and their tips on evening dressing. Check out their interview in today's Fab Flash!
>> INSIDER WIRE —Is the pre-Fashion Week stress getting to Mark Badgley and James Mischka? A Badgley Mischka employee was overheard saying that her bosses (who are lovers) had "a massive fight. They're breaking apart into two separate companies!" A rep denied the story: "They're both very happy." [NYDN]
>> INSIDER WIRE —Following in the fashion footsteps of Nina Garcia, Naomi Campbell, Joe Zee, Robbie Myers, and Vera Wang, the duo behind Badgley Mischka are guest-starring as themselves on tomorrow night's episode of Ugly Betty (8 PM EST, ABC). Mark Badgley and James Mischka mentor editorial assistant Marc (Michael Urie) as he competes against Betty for a spot in the Young Editors Training Program.
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