Marchesa's having a major sale which opens to the public tomorrow, so in the event that you're looking for a discounted gown to wear to that ball you have next week, you're in luck! Who: Both Marchesa and notte by Marchesa What: A "sample and stock sale" (somehow, the way they worded that makes us think there'll be actual samples..) Where: The Warwick Hotel, 65 West 54th St, at 6th Ave. The Essex Suite, 2nd Floor. When: Tomorrow, 8am - 7pm; Thursday, 8am - 6pm. Why: Prices are marked down between 50 - 80% off, at $195 - $3,500. No exchanges. No refunds.
Marchesa Said To Be Launching Contemporary Line
Marchesa may soon fall somewhere within a normal person's range of affordability. The high-end label, which doesn't offer a lot of options for those times when you're not walking a red carpet or down the aisle, may soon have a contemporary offshoot. WWD says that LF USA, the U.S. subsidiary of Hong Kong-based Li & Fung (and the same company currently reviving contemporary label Vena Cava), is "said to be in talks with Marchesa about the launch of a new contemporary line" and "an announcement could be imminent." It's not surprising; it was only a matter of time before Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig's high-end label expanded to new markets beyond the red carpet.