For their fall-winter 2014 collection, Mark Badgley and James Mischka say they were inspired by Vienna — opulent, metallic fabrics and floral brocades ruled the runway, in a collection that ranged from somewhat casual (those power suits!) to very red-carpet ready.
The fall 2013 Badgley Mischka collection is bewitching, sumptuous, luxurious, stunning, divine. Exquisite details, soft but strong dresses designed for stealing the spotlight, cinematic gowns that make you the leading lady of your own award-winning film. This is the stuff dreams are made of.
The e-commerce site Rent the Runway is the the ready-to-wear couture equivalent of Bag Borrow Or Steal: for a fee dependent on how long you'd like to keep the piece, you can rent — let's say — a Badgley Mischka dress for $125. But one of the downsides of Rent the Runway, and even luxury flash-sale websites like Gilt…
- Nicki Minaj is on the cover of V, looking like a sort of Keith Haring painting come to life. She's so wild, that Nicki Minaj! And lest you think there's some crafty behind-the-scenes Svengali calling the stylistic shots, Minaj says:
What, you're neither of these things? Oh. You can still enjoy the beauty that is Badgley-Mischka's Spring collection...from a safe distance, anyhow.
- An Israeli nationalist group is very concerned about Bar Refaeli's relationship with goy Leo DiCaprio. According to the LA Times, the group's director "has nothing against Mr. DiCaprio, who I have no doubt is a talented actor." [via Gawker]
Who'd have thought you could get Christina Hendricks, Cinderella, Grace Jones, Ladyhawk and your first-grade teacher in one tent? And yet, somehow, Badgley-Mischka managed it! (In the snow, less.)
- Miuccia Prada: "I'm working on [a men's collection] right now and someone at the office worriedly asked me, ‘You're not going to make short skirts again, are you?' So I'm now pushing it even further, just for revenge!" [BlackBook]
- Lindsay Lohan, finally addressing her disastrously received first Ungaro collection, says, "I am learning." But she will be back in Paris for the next show! "It's already in January. I thought it was in March." January? January means couture.
"Badgley" and "Mischka" are bywords for classic elegance, and while it didn't reinvent the wheel, the Spring 2010 collection was no exception. Well, except for one really, really major exception:
"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.
If this recession is going to take our jobs, evaporate our investments, and vanish our feelings of security for the future, I have one small favor to ask. Could this recession also kill Uggs?
The latest season of bridal shows began on Friday, and already we are mildly concerned with what we see. While really big name Badgley Mischka is, um, one of the really biggest names in this market, I found the whole collection to be 1) ugly 2) dated and 3) kitschy. Seriously, the Disney bridal dresses looked better…