Designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, founders of the aspirational couture label Marchesa, know exactly how to bring out a woman's inner goddess: with delicate ruffles, flounces of mermaid tulle, and intricately embroidered bodices. Launched in 2004, Marchesa specializes in high-end evening dresses and bridal gowns that are ultra-feminine yet true to the bold spirit of their muse and namesake, the eccentric European style icon Marchesa Luisa Casati. Marchesa has made red-carpet evenings perfect for A-listers who require nothing less than a heavenly dress: Penélope Cruz shimmering in lavender chiffon, Eva Longoria radiant in crimson satin, and countless others. In recent years Marchesa has collaborated with Christian Louboutin on an exquisite collection of shoes and also expanded its empire with handbags, makeup (with Stila Cosmetics), tableware (with Lenox) and the diffusion line Notte by Marchesa.
Decidedly glamorous silhouettes for the season's most elegant occasions.
With wow-factor designs from names like Vera Wang, L’Wren Scott, and Reem Acra, you’ll be the toast of your next special occasion. These glamorous gowns are fashioned in striking silhouettes and beautifully embellished fabrics, from sequined satin and ruffle-trimmed tulle to embroidered organza and beaded silk chiffon.
Nail the dress code at every summer occasion with this edit of go-anywhere pieces.
Get inspired by the glamour of Hollywood (and A-list stunners like Jennifer Lawrence and Kerry Washington) with this array of show-stopping designer gowns — from best-dressed list favorites like Marchesa, Monique Lhuillier, and Giorgio Armani — and standout accents, from jewel-covered box clutches to strappy stiletto heels.