Marchesa co-founders Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman debuted their spring 2014 collection of wedding dresses, all inspired by the “exquisite couture styles of the 1950s.” The 17 designs featured all the rich and dramatic details you’d expect from the opulent source, like dramatic circle skirts, re-embroidered lace, and lavish layers of tulle. There was an element of grandeur to the romantic designs, which ranged from sweet minis to princess-worthy ballgowns. Click the photo to see the entire show.
InStyle’s Instagram is headed down the aisle! We’re bringing you along with us to the Spring 2014 Bridal Market shows happening in New York this weekend, as we’ll be snapping away at all of the new collections by our favorite designers, like Reem Acra, Monique Lhuillier, Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, and more. Keep up with gorgeous shots, like this stunning runway look from Marchesa‘s latest romantic collection, by following us on Instagram at @instylemagazine.
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To Oblivion, and beyond! That’s where Olga Kurylenko and her co-star Tom Cruise have been promoting their action-packed sci-fi flick, which hits theaters nationwide April 19. And for the movie’s global red carpet tour, the 33-year-old Ukrainian born actress has proven herself a darling of the fashion world, with some of the biggest labels dressing her every appearance. In Moscow, she picked a lilac Elie Saab Haute Couture floral embroidered dress; in Dublin, she went sleek with an emerald column by Roland Mouret; in London, she donned a black lace-trim Marchesa; and in Los Angeles, she picked a plunging embroidered satin Burberry design. And her love of fashion is newly-acquired: “I now understand this thing about taking care of yourself before leaving the house, no matter where you go,” she told InStyle last spring. Even when she travels, too: “I was getting ready to leave [on a flight], and my boyfriend asked me, ‘Why don’t you put on sneakers?’ And I said, ‘No way!’ I had on high-heeled boots. Heels were something that just didn’t exist for me before. But now I feel like I’m a woman.”
See more of Olga’s wow-worthy looks in the gallery.
Remember when we announced just last week that Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman designed an affordable evening collection for JCPenney? Well the line is already here! The department store decided to bump up the release of Chapman’s Pearl dresses by four days, meaning that you can already shop the lady’s couture lookalikes, with floral and lace details on separates and minis ($50 to $110) plucked straight from the runway, on jcpenney.com right now. “I love dressing all women—celebrities or otherwise—but personally my favorites are those who are risk-takers, who aren’t afraid to push boundaries,” Chapman told InStyle.com. So ladies: Take that risk—on Pearl’s scalloped lace shorts, perhaps?—and get shopping!
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Marchesa isn’t just for the red carpet anymore! Designer Georgina Chapman, whose fans include (Oscar nominees) Anne Hathaway, Amy Adams, and Naomi Watts, is designing a collection of party dresses for JCP—and everything is under $250! “There’s nothing more beautiful to me than seeing a woman who feels wonderful in what she’s wearing,” Chapman told InStyle.com. “I love dressing all women—celebrities or otherwise—but personally my favorites are those who are risk-takers, who aren’t afraid to push boundaries.” Here’s your chance to make Chapman a fan! Pearl by Georgina Chapman (named after her daughter’s middle name) will be available on jcp.com March 1st, with 26 evening looks to start. Get shopping!
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It’s New York Fashion Week, Valentine’s Day edition! And even though today is the very last day of the season, that hasn’t stopped the major Fashion Week moments—like Miley Cyrus stepping out to both Rachel Zoe and Marchesa, Zoe and her son, Skyler, spending a sweet moment together before her show, J. Mendel walking his latest red carpet-ready collection (this lush velvet gown was his favorite!), and Honor celebrating the holiday by sending out models with hearts on their sleeves. Click through to get more of the latest from Fashion Week!
At Marchesa‘s fall 2013 fashion show, held at the new York Public Library, dynamic designer duo Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig took their post-show runway bow looking like the epitome of glamorous motherhood. Not only is Chapman eight months pregnant, but Craig just gave birth to her second child less than a week ago. Nonetheless, the unstoppable pair showed an intricately detailed collection of romantic, yet deconstructed looks. After opening the show with a sprinkling of chic day looks, the show gave way to the main attraction: red carpet-worthy gowns featuring standout draping, embroidery, and sheer overlays in rich colors like amethyst, fuchsia, and blood red. Marchesa fans like Naomi Watts and Amy Adams will have plenty of options come Oscar night. See our favorite looks in the gallery!
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Olivia Wilde’s Marchesa gown from the 2011 Golden Globes is on our list of unforgettable award show dresses, and it’s just as memorable for the star. “I always feel really honored to wear pieces like that because they really should be put in a museum, it was like a work of art,” Wilde told InStyle.com at the launch of Revlon’s ColorSilk Buttercream hair color. “When I walked out of my room the day after, the dress was sitting in the middle of the living room with thousands of pounds of tulle billowing out from under it, and it just looked like this incredible sculpture!” With a dress so big, she did have to make special accommodations. “I was driving home at the end of the night with all the tulle piled on my lap, and I had to create a window in the fabric so it wouldn’t block my view,” she added. “I was thinking ‘I hope I don’t get stopped,’ but I also could have been like, ‘Officer, look at this gown! Look at my Marchesa!’” Well, it is an arresting look, isn’t it?
See Olivia Wilde’s best looks in our gallery.