We go backstage at Marchesa's Ss15 LFW show...
Olivia Palermo, Harvey Weinstein, Rita Ora and many more turned out at London’s Whitehall last night to help Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig of Marchesa mark 10 amazing years in business together.
The NY-based label staged a one-off celebration in the capital (which is actually their hometown – the two met at Chelsea Art College 20 years ago) bringing their trademark Hollywood wow-gowns to an audience more used to seeing Dalston whizz-kids turning out brilliantly wild new ideas. But their red carpet-ready magic provided a beautiful change of pace to the London schedule last night.
Georgia May Jagger and Jacquetta Wheeler opened the show, which was inspired by Kate Moss at Glastonbury (how very British) and elements of folk costumes. The moodboards were covered in pictures from palm readings to cult robes, all of which worked their ways into the intricate embroideries and exquisite motifs.
From the hair garlands to the tassle ribbon Louboutin shoes, the nods to Glasto-chic were clear to see – Imagine if you could actually wear this lot out in the fields, not a muddy wellie boot in sight?! We can only dream of being so chic…
There were signature Marchesa embellishments a-go-go ; hand painting, embroidery, Chantilly, appliqué, beading and crystals – often on a single garment.
So after a decade of glamour, more is definitely still more for Keren and Georgina. And why not amp it up even more for their London visit? It’s a special occasion, after all.