Marchesa to Present Spring 2020 Collection at Valmont Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week
Marchesa, one of the most glamorous and revered names in international fashion, has chosen the world's leading show in bridal and evening wear, Valmont Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week (BBFW) 2019, for the exclusive presentation of their Marchesa Bridal Couture for Spring 2020 along with a selection of evening gowns. It will be the first time the brand showcases bridal in Europe. The brand, founded in 2004 by Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, who have has most recently dressed celebrities including Viola Davis, Sofia Vergara, Blake Lively, Priyanka Chopra, Gwen Stefani, Rita Ora, Katy Perry, Scarlett Johansson, and Cindy Crawford for their red carpet appearances.
The brand's English founders Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig both studied at the Chelsea College of Art and Design in London, where they met. In 2004 they became partners and launched their own brand, which they named Marchesa, in honour of the eccentric Italian aristocrat Marchesa Luisa Casati, a true celebrity of the early 20th century. The designers have chosen Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week to unveil their Marchesa Bridal Couture Spring 2020 collection along with a selection of evening gowns from their Ready to Wear line during Barcelona Bridal Night, the gala evening, to be held on 24 April.
Currently, Chapman and Craig are based in New York and their brand has become a celebrity favorite with many stars such as Blake Lively, Nicole Richie, Cameron Diaz, Emily Blunt, Julianne Hough and models Rhea Durham and Petra Nemcova have all said "I do" while wearing a Marchesa dress. The actress Scarlett Johansson has recently joined this long list for the Met Gala in May 2018, as has Vanessa Hudgens, for the première of her latest film this summer, and Cindy Crawford, who dazzled in a Marchesa black dress at the British Fashion Awards last 10 December in London.
Chapman and Craig say they feel “Incredibly honored to be showing during Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week this coming April and couldn’t be more thrilled to unveil the Spring 2020 bridal collection exclusively on Barcelona Bridal Night, allowing guests an intimate opportunity to view the collection”.