Marchesa Fall 2009 Collection
“I wanted the whole thing to be like a fairy tale,” explained Marchesa’s designer, Georgina Chapman. “I wanted to have fantasy.” The 25 looks ably ran the gamut of what our millennial Cinderellas and Snow Whites (also known as A-listers) might clamor to wear. On offer was Marchesa’s fail-safe classic Grecian in a fresh lilac; an elegant black gown with flat tulle tiers that looked like they were dipped in sequins; a cloud of black tulle over sequins belted with a ribbon bow; and the drama of a full-skirted pewter tulle gown embroidered with silver roses, topped with a bow on its bodice.”
And the “impending Depressions are depressing” theme on the runways continues. In some ways, it’s typical Marchesa: the dress as gift-wrapping. Instead of the dramatic, ribbon-wrapped looks of previous collections, we have some exuberant silhouettes, a lot of bows, and a funereal, almost goth vibe popping up throughout the collection. The only look we really love is the first one. There are definitely some drama-heavy looks here, but the overall effect is less about the drama and just plain heavy.