British born Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig have built a fashion empire defined by elegant eveningwear and one of a kind couture designs. The duo met at the Chelsea College of Art and Design in London. Georgina’s draping and design expertise paired with Keren’s textile creations resulted in a business partnership and the establishment of Marchesa in 2004. The company's namesake and muse is the noted eccentric European style icon Marchesa Luisa Casati. The collection, designed by Georgina Chapman is coveted not only by celebrities, but by women of all ages.
Based in New York, the Marchesa collections are currently available worldwide and over the past 12 years, Marchesa has evolved into a full lifestyle brand which includes an eveningwear line, Marchesa Notte and Notte Bridal, a handbag and shoe line as well as collections of both fine jewelry and fashion jewelry.