Marchesa fall/winter 2016 runway for New York Fashion Week looked as if it was pulled right out of a fairy tale. With a collection of elegant gowns fit for a queen, the designs were guaranteed to appeal to any women who’s ever dreamed about being royalty as a little girl.
Marchesa designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig looked to the late John Singer Sargent, who was an American portrait painter, for inspiration.
“Each girl is going to feel like her own portrait … so we have different characters weaving through the collection, but they all tie together, they are all glamorous, ethereal, a Marchesa woman,” Chapman told the Associated Press.
The show took place on Feb. 17 at The Dock, Skylight at Moynihan Station in New York City. The runway was very simple. Twinkling yellow and blue lights lite up the floor but everything else was bare. All eyes were meant to be on the models wearing the breathtaking dresses.
Marchesa collections are traditionally very feminine and this one was no exception. The designs featured lace, tulle, jeweled necklines, beading and feathers. The color palette included pastels and deep colors.
It was so hard picking the top 10 looks.