This time heaven is definitely a place on Earth. The Marchesa Fall 2012 ready-to-wear collection lines up a parade of angels who walk through the crowd in their golden gowns and alluring party frocks. Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman were touched by the out-of-this-world charm of William-Adolphe Bouguereau’s painting ‘A Soul Brought to Heaven’. The 19th century painting emanates a supernatural and at the same time extremely relaxing vibe. Designers at Marchesa tried to give back something of this heavenly atmosphere with their amazing dresses.
By using tulle and sizzling embroidery they succeeded in immortalizing this collection. We had the chance to see a cavalcade of floor-sweeping gowns all glammed up with tapestries and wing formations incorporated into the complete silhouette of the dress. The repertoire left the audience speechless! Moving on the verge of heaven and mortality, the two style godmothers decided to create a few ensembles inspired by macabre and gloomy elements. Skeleton bodysuits along with complex embroideries and feather embellishments all contribute to the supernatural aura of the collection.
The chromatic palette used by the two designers also contributed to the flamboyant and supernatural feel of the show. Numerous dresses were drenched in white, baroque gold and creamy hues. However, we also have silvery-blue, black and red to preserve the versatility of the ensemble cavalcade. In spite of the celestial feel of the show, we must admit that these gowns are extremely wearable and wouldn’t place us into a brand new dimension when worn at special events. The party frocks decorated with feather and refined embroidery serve as the perfect red-carpet dress for numerous celebrities.
Models are armed up with real gilded artworks and still succeed to channel their youthful and girly allure into the apparels. The talent of Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman lies in their ability to synchronize earthly elements with otherworldly beauty. Slip into one of these dazzling dresses and see how lace texture and mesh bodysuit sculpt your silhouette to create the impression of anatomical and feminine perfection. Accessories like knee-high cut-out sandals and golden high heels along with ultrafemme clutches further complemented the mesmerizing effect of the collection.
Photos via vogue.com