Marchesa Spring 2012 Collection: The Princess and the Pin-Up

Feathery confections abounding for miles. Fringe and froth and liquid-platinum delights. Pleats of tulle and layers of beads looking good enough to eat. The Marchesa Spring 2012 collection is a veritable feast for the eyes. The Marchesa woman is red-carpet royalty, with a splash of Vegas showgirlship. She knows glamour is nothing without some flash.

As their couture expands into thrilling new territory, Marchesa’s bags are breaking out with an even more charged force. Fantastical beadwork and even more fabulous fluff made the evening clutches, grasped by supers like Karolina Kurkova and Karen Elson as their metallic fringe shook and feathers floated, as electrifying as the gowns. If not more so! Detail is all that matters when it comes to making tiny bags pop, and these did with finesse. A tiny box festooned with feathers is the only accessory you’ll need for even the fanciest of evenings and crystal- and jewel-encrusted clutches are the necessary offset for such volume elsewhere. This spring, Marchesa’s clutches are sure to be turning up as spotlight-stealing sidekicks to their dresses.

Photos by: Vogue

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