Choosing to bypass the runway for a visual presentation instead, Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman could have easily been mistaken for one of the models, working the room in a Fall '10 white ruffled-bow dress which wouldn't look out of place in a fairytale. It's quite often that Marchesa's collections conjure up romantic thoughts, with tulle rosettes, grosgrain bows, chiffon ruffles and satin draping adorning mini and maxi-length gowns.
There wasn't anything particularly new here — we've come to expect beautiful dresses from the British label, but that didn't make the collection any less satisfying. In fact, I don't know how anyone could fault the range. Sherbert shades of silvery-blue, soft-beige and cloudy white were balanced by more bold shades of red, blue and magenta. The gowns were beautiful, absolutely, but the short, pouffy dresses really stole the show. How could anyone not want to prance around in a feathery, ruffled, tulle little number? Marchesa, I'm totally hooked.