Marchesa: Fairytale Gowns Mixed with Boudoir-Inspired Dresses

Marchesa has become synonymous with gorgeous, princess-y dresses, and for good reason -- the label's gowns are beyond stunning. For fall, the collection mixes silver sparkles with dark lace.

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A simple purple day dress gets an upscale twist with swirling embroidery and a bustle at the back.
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This red, ruffled strapless dress feels slightly YSL-inspired -- like a massive red rose unfolding into a dress.
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Our favorite pieces from the collection featured a darker, glittering lace-type embroidery, like this black bodysuit with white ruffled skirt. Looks like it could be the most glamorous figure skating costume ever, no?
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A black counterpoint to the red flower dress, with a sexier edge -- a backless shape and a sheer skirt.
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A Sunday white dress gets a dramatic update with tons of little scale-like adornments, including a stunning bodice in black and white.
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Marchesa's take on the modern suit -- with black sparkly underpinning and over-the-knee Christian Louboutins, of course.
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We love the contrast of a sharply-tailored blazer with this confection of a party skirt.
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This frothy, black-and-rose dress caught the attention of more than a few of the celebrities in attendance -- the rose details up close are breathtaking.
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A bodycon minidress absolutely covered with spectacular black glittery rose embroidery.
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This dress looks like it belongs at the most glamorous tea party -- sitting in the grass, perhaps. Though with all those feathers, it might be tough to sit down!
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A simple white minidress from afar; exquisite layers of feathers and organza up close.
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Oscars, anyone? We'd put money on this silver gown making it to the biggest red carpet of the year, since the detail is just stunning -- from the intricate beading at the bust and hip to the Old Hollywood-like silhouette.
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This peachy-nude piece also has a red carpet vibe, since this pale color has been embraced by more than a few starlets of late.
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This white gown has a dignified, more sophisticated air -- we love that it feels fairly covered up except for the elegant, bare shoulders.
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Of all the pieces, this was undoubtedly our favorite, and seemed to really capture the designer's inspiration -- the Courtesan-esque circus travels of Lola Montez.
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This icy blue feathered mini also has a playful, circus feel.
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A pitch-perfect cocktail dress -- organza-covered sparkle with a flattering, sweetheart neckline.
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Expertly architected -- from the wrap-around ruffled panel to the delicately draping down the long skirt.
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Another brilliant combination of slim-cut jacket (with glittering embellishments) and a pale blue feathered mini.
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Marchesa is all about the details -- from the descending cascade of ruffles on this dress to the peek of pattern on the model's tights.
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Such an incredible, saturated blue dress -- of course absolutely covered with little rosettes.
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This gown just telegraphs whimsy -- the layers of pleated circles give the impression of dozens of pinwheels.
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A moody, boudoir-inspired dress with fantastic star detailing in the embellishments at the neckline.
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This piece reminds us of origami -- it almost looks like it was made of crumpled paper and black tulle.
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