Designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka along with Alfre Woodard hosted an intimate book signing at Badgley Mischka Beverly Hills in celebration of their new book “Badgley Mischka: American Glamour” written by designer duo, foreword by Andre Leon Talley, contribution by Hal Rubenstein and introduction by Dennita Sewell.
This lavish volume is the first to celebrate the designs of duo Mark Badgley and James Mischka, the authorities on the evening dress. Mark Badgley and James Mischka joined forces to form Badgley Mischka in 1988. By the time Winona Ryder walked the red carpet at the 1996 Academy Awards in their gown encrusted in crystal and pearl beads, the design duo had become synonymous with elegant and luxurious evening dresses. Informed by a streamlined 1940s Hollywood silhouette while employing exquisite beads crafted in India, Badgley Mischka have become the arbiters of old Hollywood glamour.
Badgley Mischka follow in the great haute-couture tradition of legendary fashion houses such as Christian Dior and Adrian, who continue to inspire them season after season. These pages showcase the long-celebrated silhouettes—skinny beaded dresses, fishtail and ball gowns, and cocktail dresses—inspired by the masters of a bygone era. Embellished modern evening gowns imbued with the allure of Hollywood’s golden age have been Badgley Mischka’s signature voice for more than twenty-five years, and this book is a celebration of the evening dress in all its shimmering glory.
WHO: Hosted by designers Mark Badgley, James Mischka and Alfre Woodard. Additional attendees include Dania Ramirez, Anika Noni Rose, Zoe Cassavetes, Emayatzy Corinealdi and Rachelle GoresFredstone.
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