Marchesa makes some of the frothiest, sparkliest, red carpet-iest gowns in the world. They have the celebrity awards show market pretty much locked down (it does not hurt that Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman is married to Harvey Weinstein), but now they’re going to be expanding their into cosmetics with Revlon.
The first Revlon/Marchesa range will be a line of 3-D nail art, which seems like an excellent if unexpected pairing that’s likely to result in a lot of brilliantly over-the-top fingers in the near future. The partnership is expected to expand over time to include things like nail polish, lip and eye makeup, and other beauty tools and products.
“Through Revlon’s incredible global reach, we will be able to bring a little piece of Marchesa to women around the world,” Chapman said.
The first collection of Revlon by Marchesa 3-D Jewel Appliqué nail art will have eight different jeweled patterns inspired by the textures and embellishment on the gowns at Marchesa’s couture shows. We’re hoping the Marchesa nail art has something easy to use, because we haven’t all quite mastered applying polish with our left hands yet, and sometimes we’re intimidated by the amazingly complicated nail art we see all over Pinterest.
“Fashion and beauty are about self-expression and experimentation and taking a creative approach to your personal style,” said Marchesa co-founder Keren Craig. “While we can’t reveal all the details of our multicollection partnership with Revlon just yet, each collection will truly embody our brand’s feminine and dramatic spirit.”
Revlon global artistic director Gucci Westman will also be the lead make-up artist at Marchesa’s shows during New York Fashion Week, with Revlon providing the makeup and nail polish.
Via Vogue UK/Photo: WENN