The arched calves of Marchesa co-designer Georgina Chapman, which emerged from glitter-encrusted Christian Louboutin Pumps, could certainly be considered perfect. The the same could be said for the flowing blonde locks of her design partner, Keren Craig. Yet they arrived fashionably late at Bloomingdale’s in Midtown Manhattan to introduce their new Dinnerware collection with a surprising ode to the imperfect and unusual.
This theme was so evocative, that it was demonstrated by the Bloomingdale’s employee who conducted the Marchesa interview. While consulting the designers about pefecting her own past wedding, she leaned a quarter of an inch too far and fell off the platform; onto the Marchesa dress-wrapped mannequin, as well as a collection of the duo’s new plates.
As she rose to a room of gasps and prying eyes, she accurately transitioned, “So we were talking about perfection…”
Despite her mainstream good-looks, Georgina Chapman assured the audience that the dinnerware was designed to make something more unusual, and not classic. She also encouraged the audience to try mixing and matching everything in regards to fashion, and especially the new dinnerware; “Try it, if it doesn’t work, who cares? It’s not always about being perfect.”
When asked which collection their muse Marchesa Luisa Casati would use at her dinner party, they both smiled widely and answered that she would mix and match, as the entire collection was intended to allow individuality and experimentation. But ultimately, they indicated that the base for this would involve the brown and subtle blue of the Palatial Gardens collection as seen below:
Marchesa’s dinnerware collection consists of 8 different themes including: Spring Lark, Palatial Garden, French Lace, Painted Camellia, Porcelain Lace, Paisley Bloom and Marchesa Rose.