It was exciting to have Marchesa back on my fashion week schedule again just before the Oscars.

The Marchesa Fall 2012 presentation was held at the Plaza Hotel in New York City with major stylists in the front row ready to pluck Oscar-worthy gowns right off the runway.

No cat-fights were needed as there were many choices to be had.

The ethereal collection in shades of nude, cream, ivory, blue and red was inspired by William-Adolphe Bouguerau’s 1879 portrait painting, ‘A Soul Brought to Heaven’.

Models floated as if on clouds down the runway, wearing decadent fitted and flared gowns and ball gowns with floral embroidered bodices, gold bouillon embroidery and feather-like tulle skirts.

I love the hand-wrapped lame gold gown which stood out in a room of fantasy tulle ball gowns.

We also saw cocktail dresses in lace and with laser-cut leather.

Front Row: Olivia Palermo, Petra Nemcova, Bar Refaeli, Stacy Keibler, Adeperi Oduye, Jenna Dewan Tatum and Taylor Momsen

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Amber Heard, Viola Davis, Anne Hathaway, Kerry Washington, Camilla Belle, Diane Kruger, Olivia Wilde, Heidi Klum, Elle Fanning and many more

Credit: Style.com