"I want to be a living work of art."
- The Marchesa Luisa Casati
Vera Farmiga in Marchesa at the Oscars
"The Marchesa Casati was fearless, both in life and fashion.
She was self indulgent in the most empowering way and used her attire
to transform herself
into timeless walking art.
When you are able to dress and live without limits,
the possibilities of what you can accomplish are endless.
That tenacity and
ability to make
is forever fascinating
and will never
go out of
- GEORGINA CHAPMAN
The talented British duo Georgina Chapman and Kerin Craig make up the House of Marchesa.
Their beautifully crafted designs fuse high fashion with eclectic aesthetic, often gracing the red carpet (and boy, there were lots of them at this years Oscars!) ... naming their company from their muse Marchesa Luisa Casati.
The Marchesa Casati was Europes most notorious celebrity from 1881-1957.
I have just finished reading a most fascinating book, The Marchesa Casati. Portraits of a Muse.
By Scot D. Ryersson and Michael Orlando Yaccarino.
Do yourself a favour and read this book!