..with Olivia Wilde’s dress at the 2009 GQ Men of the Year Awards. The simple architectural lines and shapes simply looked stunning on her. To no surprise it was a Marchesa dress from the bridal collection. I’ve always loved Marchesa’s dresses and she rocked the dress even when it was created for a blushing bride. Though I would’ve paired the outfit with more interesting shoes, she was still a showstopper. It also helped that she is incredibly gorgeous. If only I had a botttomless bank account and endless glamourous events to attend, I would wear Marchesa forever. Mark my words.
Unfortunately, Marchesa’s success sparked controversy as co-founder of Marchesa, Georgina Chapman, struggled to prove herself within the fashion industry because of her marital status. Married to mega producer Harvey Weinstein, press publicized that actresses only wore Chapman’s frocks to seal movie deals with Weinstein. Lucky for Chapman, cream always rises to the top, and so she did with her intricate and stunning dresses. In fact, her dresses became more and more breathtaking each season. A woman I greatly admire for her tenacity and creativity.