Marchesa may be best known for killer red carpet moments–it’s practically an initiation ritual for a Best Actress nominee to have a spotlight moment in one of their ultra-glamorous confections–but it turns out co-founders Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig know a thing or two about jet set style, too. Their new contemporary line, Marchesa Voyage, hits Gilt today for the first time, and we chatted with the duo about their inspiration and personal travel wardrobe habits.
StyleFile: You’re so well known for red carpet elegance–how did you translate that aesthetic to a contemporary collection? Any signature elements that were essential to carry over?
Georgina Chapman: We wanted Marchesa Voyage to capture the spirit of elegance and glamour of our brand, just in a more relaxed way that made sense for everyday wear. It was important for the line to have a seasonless feeling and I think the collection really lends itself to a woman who wants pieces that are truly special and unique.
Keren Craig: It was exciting to have the opportunity to translate the Marchesa aesthetic into a daywear collection. For us, it was important to incorporate signature design elements like custom prints and unique embellishments.
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Few other designers can boast a list of celebrity fans quite like Marchesa — from Blake Lively to Jennifer Lopez to Rita Ora, the brand has A-list fans in spades. But you don’t need a Grammy to get the very same look: We’ve got the styles you’ve spotted on best-dressed lists and more on Gilt today. See how Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Rita Ora, and Olivia Palermo rocked their Marchesa dresses and score yours now.
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The small screen’s A-list served up serious glamour on the red carpet last night at the 65th Emmy Awards. Check out our picks for Best Dressed — spotlighting the night’s biggest trends: red, white, and pink! — and shop the gowns inspired by them in our red carpet sale today.
Top Row (left to right): Heidi Klum in Atelier Versace; Michelle Dockery in Prada; Sofia Vergara in Vera Wang
Middle Row: Julie Bowen in Zac Posen; Rose Byrne in Calvin Klein Collection; January Jones in custom Givenchy
Bottom Row: Taylor Schilling in custom Thakoon; Kerry Washington in Marchesa; Kate Mara in J. Mendel
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