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Posted on June 20, 2013
Marchesa Resort 2014 collection inspired by the Petit Trianon in Versailles, France.
[Photo Credit: Marchesa]
This is the definition of yada yada yada. Marchesa has become to me what Badgley Mischka became mid 2000s. What started out as a signature look, repeated ad nauseum season after season, becomes completely boring. Both labels have such amazing craftsmanship, but the designs are just too repetitive. I am unable to see anything aesthetically pleasing anymore. Next.
For the wallflower widow in all of us.
Great minds type at the same time.
At last, gowns for wallflowers.
Couple of cute nighties in there. Oh, wait! You mean they’re dresses?
Behold the tyranny of the black and white. You shall be assimilated.
Resistance is futile
You will not fear, as fear will be erased from your system.
Amy Adams would wear that last one in a heartbeat. All of her awards dresses looked similar
Wallpaper, chest hair, Carrie Bradshaw, lingerie, and my 8th grade band concert dress combined with knock-offs of dresses other designers did three years ago, right?
Throw in a bit of David’s Bridal.
Pretty and feminine (though unoriginal), but not as fussy as a lot of their other stuff.
Very peignoir or evocative of the old artwork for Anais Anais. Either look is sleep-inducing.
This is not bad for Marchesa. I just wish there wasn’t a ban on color this season.
Not to sound like a broken record but… I STILL prefer Christian Siriano’s resort collection.
“No, I am shiny because you decided to get married in June in a goddamn garden and I have to be bridesmaid because we pledged the same sorority before I found out you’re a bitch. Answer your question? Now say “I do” so I can hightail my ass to the bar and hopefully fuck your brother again. Oh, didn’t I ever tell you that? My bad.”
Oh, Hughman, you are on a roll!!!!
And those wedding hookups always result in true love…
First Marchesa collection I haven’t rolled my eyes/scoffed at.
This is my creative brain when I look at Marcheesa aka Marchesa …………..
All very pretty, and very,…expected.
I was under the impression this was a resort collection. Why do I have the feeling that someone at Marchesa got confused and thought they were designing a (very bland) resort wedding collection?
All I see is ruffly wallpaper and peignoirs.
I like the black sandals with the short black dress. That is all.
These seem really stale and outdated. I think I wore one of the floral print ones to my middle school graduation in 1988
Pretty sure one of them was my Easter dress around the same time.
Boring. I feel like I’ve seen all of this many times before.
because you have
I can definitely see Marie Antoinette pretending to be a shepherdess in these. Lil’ Faux Peep, indeed.
I liked the 2nd and the 7th one.
The ice blue gown with the floral detail at the neckline is really pretty – and shows restraint, especially for Marchesa. Good job, Georgina!
How does this qualify as resort wear? I realize “resort” is more of a season than a style in the fashion world, but seriously- are there not any guidelines as to what qualifies as resort? This looks like what an aging starlet in the 1960′s being treated for depression might wear.
Put bows on the shoulders and number 5 is a dead ringer for a bridesmaid’s dress I wore in 1986.
Laura Ashley! In pink!
We have a Queen of Blandiland. This is for her ladies-in-waiting -Countess of Meh and so on.
Marchesa needs to brush up on their art history. Nothing in this collection references Petit Trianon.
Somebody’s been looking at what Oscar’s been doing the past few years.
I love the fabric of dresses 1-3-5, but my god it has been utilized in such horrible ways.
Yes, this. The clothes are so boring.
My underwhelm is underwhelmed.
This is kind of tame for Marchesa. Of course, tame Marchesa tends to be kind of boring (and, again, lacks any sort of resort feel except for maybe the 3rd dress).
Also, I think it is not helped by having the model stand there looking bored. I want to put thought-balloons over her head that say,”Oh, you’re taking the picture? I wasn’t ready” or “Is this over soon? I need to go home and water the plants.”
So Marchesa is designing strictly for juniors now, right?
What the hell kind of resort are they going to?
My reaction completely! Who goes to a resort to wear gowns? Are the men wearing tuxes?
The last one.
The Honeymoon Club! Wedding included, drinks are extra.
The Resort of the Depressed (and Shiny-Faced).
I like these, they are pretty subdued for Marchesa, which is refreshing. The white and black ones are way too night gowny though. I love love love the first one.
I like the floral fabric but other than that -ick. This looks like a bridal collection.
Sue me. I love Marchesa. There I said it.
I don’t know which resort you would wear these clothes, but still like Marchesa .
A dress for every occasion: weddings, funerals, weddings, funerals…
This is a resort where nobody gets to do anything fun.
Nothing but balls (the dance kind) and cocktails at this resort? I loved Marchesa’s spring collection. This, not so much.
Wow, what a pile of nothing.
As per usual, two gowns that are very nice and the rest that are off the mark in a too much pot sort of way.
OK, I have to ask, at what kind of ‘resort’ does anyone wear clothes like these? Any ‘resort’ (i.e., Jersey shore) I’ve ever been to, the couture collection consists of cutoffs, halters and flip-flops, total cost, oh let’s say $30. Do I need to get out more?
I sort of like the low key elegance represented here. As far as it being resort..not really …just another delivery for stores. Model needs some serious powering on forehead!
Two thumbs down (both of mine). She can do better, and she usually does.
There are actually grown women walking around in the world who want to look like this? Now, today? That flower print screams 1991.
Isn’t that the whole appeal of vintage and vintage-inspired clothing? Young people wearing stuff decades old?
Or did we just rock your world by noting that 1991 is pretty much vintage at this point?
The problem is not that these look like 1991 . . . which is as far away from us now as they Happy Days looks were from me and my teen friends in the 1970s. The problem is that Carolina Herreira and Oscar De La Renta have been doing better versions of these dresses in the past few years–better in many ways including design and tailoring.
Of course it is, and very likely it’s just a personal thing for me in that I have pictures of myself as a toddler wearing very similar fabrics. Age-old phenomenon of not being able to buy into the vintage that’s referential to oneself, I get that. But I do also still find most of the collection juvenile (not just the print) in a way that I just don’t understand the appeal of. The good part is, I don’t have to!
Girl, you will never ever be Carolina Herrera.
I suppose it look resorty, which is a nice change from most of this year’s resort collections…but I wouldn’t want to go to that resort.
The green and white fabric turned out nicely in those dresses; lots of lace, still. These lace dresses don’t look summery/resort-y to me.
Georgina will wear every single one on PR:All Stars.