A Look Into Georgina Chapman of Marchesa
+17 June 2009+ Home > Gowns

Everyone who follows my blog (or if you’re new, now you know!) knows that I am a HUGE fan of Marchesa’s designs. Luckily for us, NY Magazine sat down to interview one of Marchesa’s two designers, Georgina Chapman, to get her take on the latest trends in bridal gowns.

Here’s a couple snippets that I found insightful - enjoy!

How did being recent bride affect your designs?
We wanted to design something more in a woman’s comfort zone. Though all of our dresses have corsetry, they are less constrained—draped, fluid, Grecian, very romantic.

Who are you designing for?
For the last-minute shopper, the woman who marries on impulse at the registry office, or the bride doing something smaller, off on a beach somewhere. The concept is off-the-rack. We’re sold at Bergdorf Goodman, and looks from the capsule collection range from $3,100 to $6,500.

What did you wear to your own wedding?
I designed a larger, corseted dress for myself, and Christian Louboutin made me a pair of shoes with crystals all over and blue soles—Cinderella shoes.

Wow! Any advice regarding shoes?
Have the length of your gown done after you’ve chosen them. You don’t want your dress to float two inches off the ground. Make sure you can walk in them and in your gown.

How do you feel about veils?
I love them, although I didn’t wear one myself. My wedding was at home, so I didn’t really want to wear a veil in my house. Instead I wore a lot of diamond hair clips. They were brooches, actually, designed by Lorraine Schwartz.

It’s surprising to see how many brides still choose to have bridesmaids dressed all alike. How do you feel about this?
It’s cute when the kids are coordinated, but having your adult friends wearing the same thing is, I don’t know … I’m not a huge fan. Bridesmaids are never going to upstage the bride. If you’ve chosen someone to be in your bridal party, she should be a good enough friend that she does not want to upstage you.

Did you endure any dress-related mishaps?
Yes. I didn’t finish my dress until about three days before my wedding—I had the flu and was stitching it from my bed. And the tulle came back from India all brown. We had to wash it for hours, but that didn’t dissuade me from wearing it.

{interview as seen in New York Magazine; image: fabsugar}



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  • ghay said:

    hey!!! i like all the designs… hope to become one of those famous designers some day even i’m a nursing student…. i do have my designs here but i still don’t know how to sew it.. hehe could somebody help me… please

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