Fashion Gurus Bring Glamour to Your Living Room
Old Hollywood glamour is alive and well with a modern freshness imagined by the dynamic couture fashion duo of Mark Badgley and James Mischka – hailed by Vogue as one of the top ten American fashion designers and as the darlings of the Hollywood set. I was lucky to meet them at the recent International Home Furnishings Show.
Having designed dresses for red carpet Hollywood stars since 1988, this fashion duo had always dreamed of bringing their fashion sensibilities to a couture home collection. Finally their dream has come true!
Loving old Hollywood movies, Badgley and Mischka say they find a lot of inspiration watching them. This collection reflects Joan Crawford, one of the all-time great Hollywood stars of the 40s. It captures her personality – strong with a lot of pizazz. Look for exquisite fabrics that they have designed to be perfectly placed on upholstered pieces. Just like their couture gowns, all pieces are handmade, hand embroidered and hand gilded.
One of my favorites – the Casablanca Collection – glamorous and understated. Their fashion signature is gowns that are comfortable to wear. This aesthetic is reflected by the design of this bed – gold leaf canopy paired with a casual linen upholstered headboard, so you want to climb in. Always my goal when designing a home – it needs to be “wearable” – where my client can relax and “climb in”!
This fabulous Astaire credenza will bring Hollywood glamour to any setting – effortlessly taking center stage wherever it is placed. I would love it in a grand foyer playing off the grand piano on the opposite side of the room. Every piece is handcrafted, each having subtle and unique differences – what everyone wants today: a special piece made just for them.
No question, this is Old Hollywood come full circle. I love this fun piece! It reminds me of happy times when we are so exuberant, we throw things in the air to celebrate – confetti on New Year’s Eve or hats at graduation! The fun, celebratory spirit of this mirror fits perfectly one of the top trends for 2018 – whimsey!
No, it is not all about gold – Hollywood loves silver too! Straight from the runway to your home, this Delany Collection credenza has the same attention to exquisite details that you will find on any of Badgley and Mischka’s couture dresses. The hand embellished glass paneled doors on this piece are as detailed as a beautifully sequined red carpet gown.
Photos taken at the Badgley and Mischka Display booth at the Fall International Home Furnishings Market, credenza door detail copied from badgleymischkahome.com