Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Designer Dosage: Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig
Names: Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig
Dates of Birth: 4/14/76 (Georgina) and unknown (Keren)
Hometowns: Richmond, West London (Georgina) and England (Keren)
Claim to Fame: Elegant eveningwear, inspired by vintage and Asian influences.
Career: Chapman and Craig met while attending the Chelsea College of Art and Design. Georgina, a 2001 graduate of the Wimbledon School of Art, began her career as a costume designer. Keren graduated from Brighton Art College in 2000 and subsequently focused on print and embroidery design.Georgina’s draping and design expertise paired with Keren’s textile creations resulted in a business partnership and the establishment of Marchesa in 2004. In, 2006, the label was named one of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund's top ten finalists. Based in London and New York, the Marchesa collection is presently available in Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman in the United States. The label is evident on many red carpet events, and fashion stylist to the stars Rachel Zoe uses Marchesa to style many of her clients.
Fav's from their Fall 2010 RTW line: