It’s surprising that red-carpet favorite Marchesa opted for a presentation at the Chelsea Art Museum, rather than a traditional runway show. It would have been nice to see how their eye candy of a collection moved on a runway. That said, given their gorgeous frocks, it was fitting that the models were setup on platforms showing-off looks that were truly wearable works of art.
While Marchesa clearly drew some of their influence for their more avant-garde pieces from the likes of John Galliano and Alexander McQueen with the swirls of fabric and abundance of organza, the collection was undeniably lust-worthy, uber-glamorous, and with its detailed embroidery, sculptural silhouettes, feathers, and flower-detailing – nothing if not decadent.
Though there were only 24 looks in the collection Marchesa has got everyone from the lady who lunches, the club-goer, the cocktail party staple, to the glamazon covered.
The bulk of this collection is sure to make its way onto a red-carpet, with a stunning lace one shoulder black gown emerging as a particular stand-out.
The only looks I didn’t particularly care for were those that had a hint of oriental-influence. One in particular, a deep-plunge gown with an oriental motif on top and fringe flowing on the bottom, had me thinking that the model looked like she was wearing apiece of tapestry. That said, it was otherwise a near flawless collection.
Images courtesy of the Fashion Spot forums.