Fashion powerhouse Marchesa gets a(nother) foot in the door with its first-ever luxury shoe collection.
Well-heeled: Georgina Chapman (left) and Keren Craig, whose flowing, ever-elegant gowns have become red carpet-mandatory, double down on Hollywood with the debut of their fanciful footwear, including the Edith bootie in black suede (below, $1,095).
Known for red carpet-favorite gowns and accessories, Marchesa enters the world of footwear with high-fashion heels and chic flats a year in the making. Here, we chat with the brand’s founders and design duo Georgina Chapman, wife of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, and Keren Craig about their latest foot fetish.
Why footwear? “Customers and retailers alike have requested we expand into footwear. It’s incredibly exciting to finally fulfill that goal.”—KC
The Marchesa difference: “We thought about bringing the Marchesa signature [look] to every part of the designs, from three-dimensional laser-cut floral detailing to delicate ribbon ties.”—GC
On women and shoes: “A great shoe is empowering—it can make a woman feel confident and glamorous. It changes the way you feel when you enter a room.”—KC
Flats or heels? “Heels! Putting on a beautiful heel is transformative. It instantly makes me feel polished.”—GC
Heels are ______. “Heels are a wardrobe essential!”—GC