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Marchesa Fall 2014: Firepower

The Marchesa Fall 2014 collection featured evening wear

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Inspiration:  “Visions of billowing bonfires sweeping through the Scottish Highlands,” was the inspiration for Marchesa designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig’s runway according to notes.

The vibe:  The show was, as usual, held at the Celeste Bartos Forum at the New York Public Library.  Even before the designers get their hands on it, it’s a gorgeous space, with domed ceilings...

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Marchesa: Luxe at the library

At Marchesa's spring 2014 show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion

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Designers have their niches. Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig own theirs: luxurious, ornate gowns for princess brides and red-carpet sirens.

Their show at New York Public Library, in a space with heavy drapery, gold chairs and plush white carpet, featured 27 gowns and dresses that were a feast for the eye and the imagination.

The duo traveled to different decades to create each piece....

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Marchesa: Journey to India

At the Marchesa Spring 2013 show, the collection

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Marchesa journeyed to India in the most literal sense on a loooong runway set in Vanderbilt Hall at Grand Central Station. Program notes explained that designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig drew inspiration from the spirit of India in the 1960s as captured by The Beatles’ experience with the Maharishi.

The collection of brightly colored paisleys — chartreuse, garnet, fuchsia and teal...

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