Badgley Mischka masters uptown glamour
by Ian Laughead
ApparelMagic client Badgley Mischka has always oozed glamour, but this time they’ve turned it up to 11. Give them a gown, skirt—even an overcoat!—and they know just the way to cover it in embroidery, drape it in lace, or encrust it in sequins.
In a runway show at New York Fashion Week, their red, pink, and white color story was perfectly timed to the Valentine’s Day spirit. With odes to romance like a full-skirted ballgown in a lush burgundy matelasse and a pink chiffon gown strewn with silk rose petals, Mark Badgley and James Mischka set the mood.
From debutantes to grand dames, the pair had something for everyone. Wool parkas and roomy trousers looked equally as glam as leopard-spotted coats. Sinuous white silk dresses hugged every curve while there were plenty of more conservative little black dresses with high necklines and velvet collars. Women of all ages and styles can fall in love with one of their red carpet worthy dresses. And that’s the magic of Badgley Mischka.