The audience was mesmerized by the Marchesa collection, partly because they wondered how the models could move in the elaborate creations shown by designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig.
The first outfit was a cream-colored, hand-embroidered coat with mermaid-hem pleated tulle gown. From there, they moved into even more elaborate designs, including a champagne-colored gown with feathers that seems to float between the layers of tulle and another strapless feathered dress that looked as if it floated in with the clouds.
The finale featured red embroidery on an otherwise sheer bodice with a high neck and a hand-draped taffeta ballskirt.
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Associated Press Writer Caryn Rousseau contributed to this report.
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