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[Image: Astrid Stawiarz/Coutorture]


From our sister site, Shiny Style:

Messiahs of the red carpet gown, Marchesa, presented their spring/summer '09 collection not on the catwalk but at an installation this week. As some have put it, it seems a shame not to see these pieces of artwork float about on the runway, but still, they are more than worth the pause in an otherwise too-hectic-for-words fashion week schedule.

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[Image: Astrid Stawiarz/Coutorture]


This time, Georgina Chapman and design partner, Keren Craig, dipped into their inspirations from China. Magnificent gowns, adorned with hand-woven embroidery, mandarin collars, feathers and flowers, left its guests breathless. Bundles of organza, mixed with layers of chiffon, were applied to column dresses, minis, shift styles, and of course ball gowns. Of course, all this does is leave me wondering what I wouldn't give to wear one of these amazing creations. Perhaps my left arm? I am right-handed after all.