Women everywhere are enthralled when it comes to seeing fabulous and haute-couture like ball gowns. One fashion house which is regarded to be one of the most famous fashion brands when it comes to exquisite gowns is Marchesa.
Founded in 2004 by British fashion designers Georgina Chapman wife of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and Keren Craig, the Marchesa label is a luxury brand inspired by the eccentric Italian socialite Marchesa Luisa Casati’s mantra of a person “being a living work of art”.
Marchesa is best known for its red carpet worthy evening gowns, with their signature vintage meets Asian style that combines intricate details such as embroidery, beaded embellishments and prints.
Among the stylish celebrity fans of the brand are Jennifer Lopez, Anne Hathaway, Sienna Miller and Eva Longoria. Recently, Marchesa launched Marchesa Notte a sister brand that offers affordable casual clothes.
The brand has been worn by a number of Hollywood actresses on the red carpet including: Penélope Cruz, Blake Lively, Jennifer Lopez, Kate Hudson, Cameron Diaz, Selena Gomez, Halle Berry, Leighton Meester, Rihanna, Eva Longoria, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus,Emma Watson, Olivia Wilde, Kristen Stewart, Nikki Reed and Hailee Steinfeld.
Sandra Bullock wore Marchesa at the 2010 Academy Awards, where she won Best Actress and was also named among the best dressed by readers of the Huffington Post. Marchesa is sold in high end department stores worldwide including Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue and Net-A-Porter, in the US.
The company produces a couture collection as well as a diffusion collection known as Notte by Marchesa. Marchesa launched a handbag line, wedding dresses and partnered with Lenox to launch dinnerware.
Most recently the fashion brand Marchesa has collaborated with Le Métier de Beauté to bring a cosmetics line to the masses featuring the palettes of designers Chapman & Craig.