NY Fashion Week Fall ’08. Marchesa Display of Gowns and Glamour

February 6, 2008 • New York Fashion Week Fall '08






Summary: Marchesa was the Madame Alexander of decadence during the design exhibit at New York Fashion Week. Each model was poised strategically in front of gray damask curtains standing on or near large off-white cubes to personify a Victorian painting with strategic brush strokes from the 21st-Century. Gowns featured feathered plumes, Grecian single-shoulder draping, or sharp-edged tiers–all in bright bold hues to off-set the muted background. The attire may have been more fashionable than functional, but who wouldn’t want to wear artwork?

Color Palette: silver, royal red, raisin, ebony

Textures & Details: feathers, cotton, silk, satin, lace

Key Looks: strapless knee-length shift, one-shoulder Grecian gown, empire waist, plumed shoulders, feather detailing, tuxedo vest and pant set, long-sleeved metallic and black floor-length gown, fanned strapless gown

Photos: New York Magazine   

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