Celebrities gathered to celebrate red carpet queens Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, who returned home to London to showcase their Marchesa Spring 2015 collection on the 10th anniversary of the brand.
Jena Malone: The ‘Hunger Games’ actress was perched in the front row wearing a distinctive Marchesa frock in a rich teal hue, deconstructed to create a gorgeous kilt dress rendered with 3D mohair thistle embroidery. I love her complementary eye makeup, which further emboldened the look along with her gold sparkling Louboutins.
Rita Ora: The singer ditched the red lip in favour of a deep-berry hue for her part-glamorous, part-I’m-not-sure-what’s-up-with-that-hairstyle look. She wore a Marchesa Spring 2011 blush-pink draped chiffon one-shoulder jumpsuit with black tassels on the train. The hair is too harsh for the look, but you have to – on some level – admire her for keeping things varied and interesting. She was asked by a reporter to name her favourite Marchesa red carpet look; having worn Marchesa four times previously to the Elle Style Awards, the BBC Radio One Teen Awards, the 2013 Glamour Woman of the Year Awards, and the 2012 EMAs, she said that the red embroidery and taffeta gown from the EMAs was her favourite look. When asked by the journalist where she had worn the look, Rita appeared to go blank and say “Ummm…”, at which point I interjected by saying “the MTV Awards”, to which she looked up at me with some confusion, then turned to the journalist and replied “Yeah, the EMAs”.
Olivia Palermo: Doing the rounds once again this London Fashion Week, the entrepreneur took her front-row seat wearing a gorgeous delicate pewter and gold tartan lace polo-neck Marchesa dress. Giving the look some OP styling, she added a tan knotted belt and oversized clutch. While I think she could’ve picked a better belt, I love her for making this look her own.
Paloma Faith: Never one to shy away from an intricate piece, the singer wore a stunning Marchesa look featuring a black lace embroidered T-shirt with a saffron-gold silk crepe draped skirt. The beauty is in its complexity and simple styling. Do you agree?
Lily James: The young actress had the honour, or pressure, of being seated next to Anna Wintour during the show. I’m sure her Marchesa Notte red strapless lace gown with scattered embroidery detailing would’ve got the Wintour seal of approval, such was its beautiful silhouette, effortlessly styling and gorgeous colour. If she’d watched Anna Wintour’s 73 questions with Vogue, she would’ve been breathing a sigh of relief that she didn’t wear head-to-toe black.
Daisy Lowe: While everyone was donning Marchesa gowns, Daisy was marching to the beat of her own drum wearing a Marchesa light-blush silk organza T-shirt with a metallic-grey bralet and black cropped pants. A unique for Marchesa look in a good or bad way? Methinks the latter.