The breathtakingly beautiful gowns from Marchesa Fall/Winter 2012-2013 ready-to-wear collection — inspired by French painter William-Adolphe Bouguereau’s 1878 portrait, “A Soul Brought to Heaven” – may scream Red Carpet! but there are many, many gorgeous looks perfect for the aisle too — above, strapless ball gown; below, short sleeve mermaid gown with feathered skirt.
Sheath gown with layered skirt and draped top.
Nude tulle gown with short sleeve blue bodice featuring rose motif.
Above, sheer delight — illusion long gown with embroidered detailing. Below, feathered friends — off-shoulder gown and dress with high-low hemline, both with feather accents.
Short dresses in romantic lace.
Baby blue trapeze dress with hanky hem and ribbons at the straps.
Feathers and tutu — some Swan Lake ballet inspired outfits.
Wow factor — a peek of tulle and plumage. Oh, and those shoes!
Short dresses with high collar and cap-sleeves. A little Alexander McQueen feel on these two.
And now, for some red-carpet ready dresses. Metallic lace gown with tulle skirt.
Metallic cob web gown. Michelle Williams, maybe?
Academy Awards bound — cap sleeve gown with embroidered bodice, short sleeve petal-adorned gown.
Cream gowns with red lace overlay.
White and black tulle gown with gold embroidery.
The Oscar goes too … statueque gold draped dress.
Strapless gold ball gown.
Stunning red ball gown with long sleeve, high neck top.
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