Badgley Mishcka Fall '09: Recession? What Recession?

"We just did pretty clothes that people want to wear," says James Mischka. In other words, plenty of red carpet pretty and the usual dash of glitzy bizarre. Play starlet, after the jump.

Badgley Mishcka Fall '09: Recession? What Recession?

Loving the full-on Liza disco blitz here! Sequined cowl neck?! Sign me up.


Badgley Mishcka Fall '09: Recession? What Recession?

Okay, this is weird. And I really want to see someone without a stylist slip this in on Oscar night.


Badgley Mishcka Fall '09: Recession? What Recession?

Stunning.


Badgley Mishcka Fall '09: Recession? What Recession?

The classic-glitz cocktail pieces are some of the prettiest.


Badgley Mishcka Fall '09: Recession? What Recession?

I'm digging this juxtaposition of demure neck and full-on lamé! It's like '92 Calvin Klein on fab pills.


Badgley Mishcka Fall '09: Recession? What Recession?

...this said, one could argue there's such a thing as too much of a good thing. Also, lamé dressing gowns.


Badgley Mishcka Fall '09: Recession? What Recession?

This one reminds me of anatomy in an explicit and unsexy way.


Badgley Mishcka Fall '09: Recession? What Recession?

Then there was this whole "let's literally cake the gown in gold and precious stones" thing going on.


Badgley Mishcka Fall '09: Recession? What Recession?

How do we feel about the newly-chic pedestal boob shape? I like the "Madame X" overtones, dislike that the model is about to fall out of it - sideways.


Badgley Mishcka Fall '09: Recession? What Recession?

Ooh, the obligatory nod to 1985!


Badgley Mishcka Fall '09: Recession? What Recession?

Apparently this is completely ungainly when you walk in it. Otherwise, gorgeous!

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