(ph. by me)

Inspired by the tempestuous dancer and courtesan Lola Montez, the Marchesa collection was somehow elegant and whimsical, and the pieces only became exponentially more stunning when viewed up close. My inner wannabe ice skater is a sucker for well executed nude mesh, but the real standouts were the white feathered minidress and a darkly beautiful starred up concoction with tulle spilling down the front.