Pouring over these images from the Marchesa Fall 2016 ready-to-wear line has me transported to an era of more than one hundred years ago. The designers, Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, were inspired by Edwardian artist John Singer Sargent’s paintings of high-society women, and don’t these models just look like realistic oil paintings? The antique influences of the designs are apparent in the elaborate use of beading, heavy embroidery and flattering draping. I also spy some Art Deco geometric and 50’s bombshell influences. Here are a few of the princess-worthy dresses which have me swooning. More at Vogue here.
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