Marchesa Gowns You’re Certain to Spot This Award Season

Which celebrities will wear Marchesa gowns this red carpet season? Our predictions await...

A last minute fix before the show

A last minute fix before the show (Photo: Emily Assiran for Observer)

The Marchesa runway is the best chance to sample what will be on the red carpet on the tail end of awards season; and after the lackluster looks at the Grammy Awards, hopefully the Oscars will have the old-school glamour and intricate details of the latest Marchesa collection.

Bobbi Brown applies a fresh, natural beauty look backstage

Bobbi Brown applies a fresh, natural beauty look backstage (Photo: Emily Assiran for Observer)

With simple, fresh makeup done by Bobbi Brown, the models looked ready to re-introduce looks that are the polar opposite of excessive contouring; this spring, say goodbye to Kardashian makeup. The nails were soft shades of pink and white by Zoya, with manicures ready for red carpet cameras.

Marchesa BOH and FOH

A model tries on her first look backstage (Photo: Emily Assiran for Observer)

Backstage, the models paired romantic makeup looks with shredded denim and sneakers before stepping into gowns inspired by the royal gardens. The looks were made for modern-day royalty and would be equally at home on Reign or the red carpetThese stand-out looks are sure to be celebrity (and fan) favorites on the upcoming award show circuit.

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 17: A model walks the runway wearing Marchesa Fall 2016 during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at The Dock, Skylight at Moynihan Station on February 17, 2016 in New York City.

A model walks the runway in Marchesa Fall 2016 (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows)

This pink gown with floral detailing was seen in two styles, but this is by far the more wearable one. It’s a Palm Beach princess gown fit for a gala, or a pink party dress for a pinch of Hollywood glamour. While other designers were shocking with bright magenta hues, Marchesa kept the pinks pastel and pretty. Some celebrities who might take the princess approach are Reese Witherspoon, Emma Stone and Katy Perry.

A model walks the runway wearing Marchesa Fall 2016 during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at The Dock, Skylight at Moynihan Station on February 17, 2016 in New York City.

A ’20s inspired dress takes center stage, followed by a royal blue gown fit for a Queen (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows)

This Downton Abbey-approved flapper inspired dress was also spotted in two different variations. The sheer amount of bling on it means whoever wears it has to be confident and able to walk with layers of heavy jewelry attached to their bodice. Heidi Klum and Angelina Jolie both meet the necessary requirements.

A model walks the runway wearing Marchesa Fall 2016 during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at The Dock, Skylight at Moynihan Station on February 17, 2016 in New York City.

Marchesa’s Fall 2016 collection was inspired by the artist John Singer Sargent (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows)

One of the most wearable red carpet gowns of the evening was this black dress with a leggy detail. It’s red carpet-ready, when paired with a red lip and could easily be worn by Blake Lively, who favors low cut, high drama black gowns, or Sofia Vergara, who has a penchant for similar styles with a splash of color.

A model walks the runway wearing Marchesa Fall 2016 during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at The Dock, Skylight at Moynihan Station on February 17, 2016 in New York City.

Dresses with hand-embroidered 3D florals were meant to be reminiscent of the royal gardens at Highgrove (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows)

While this is a bit more risqué than the usual red gown, it could be a favorite for those who are willing to try something fresh in both color and style. Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian, Ciara and Jennifer Lopez have all favored feathers. Anne Hathaway, Jessica Biel and Kerry Washington have worn bold, red looks in the past, unafraid to clash with the carpet.

Marchesa BOH and FOH PHOTO: Emily Assiran for Observer

This pale blue gown offers a modern-day woman the chance to be Cinderella (Photo: Emily Assiran for Observer)

This Cinderella update is similar to the sky blue Prada Oscar gown Lupita Nyong’o wore in 2014. The ultra-feminine, flowing gown with feathers would look at home on A-listers who favor pastels, including Amy Adams and Naomi Watts.

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 17: A model walks the runway wearing Marchesa Fall 2016 during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at The Dock, Skylight at Moynihan Station on February 17, 2016 in New York City.

A model on the Marchesa runway wears an ornate, glittering gown with matching jewelry (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows)

The gold dusted number would be an interesting way for Taylor Swift to wear something different, but with the flattering silhouettes she loves.

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