St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, the ultra-luxury hospitality brand part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: HOT), today revealed four one-of-a-kind bridal gowns designed by St. Regis Connoisseurs Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, the co-founders of fashion house Marchesa. The Marchesa Bridal Capsule Collection for St. Regis Hotels & Resorts draws inspiration from some of the St. Regis brand’s most iconic urban and resort destinations – namely New York, Dubai, Punta Mita and Mumbai. Now available at stregis.com/marchesa, each dress will range from USD $20,000 – $50,000.
Those who purchase one of the bridal gowns will be invited to Marchesa’s atelier for a personal fitting with Chapman and Craig, followed by a stay at the legendary The St. Regis New York.
1. The GOWN Inspired by Dubai: Taking influence from the Middle East’s cosmopolitan epicenter and the luxurious St. Regis Dubai, this gown reflects the fashion-forward nature of its jet setting population by featuring a slim silhouette, long sleeves and dramatic fishtail skirt. The ornate, rose gold threadwork compliments the clear crystal and pearl beading for a truly eye catching gown.
2. The GOWN Inspired by Punta Mita: Known for its picturesque white sand beaches and clear blue waters, The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort is for the paradise seeker. This gown embodies the setting with a relaxed, flowing tulle, soft 3D lace floral and threadwork embroidery in a relaxed silhouette in tune with the blissful destination.
3. The Gown inspired by Mumbai: The St. Regis Mumbai is located in a city of rich tradition and ornate aesthetic. This gown features elaborate regal beading with an intricate lace bodice and a touch of gold to be all at once regal and modern. Finished with a pleated tulle skirt overlay and a Chantilly lace column skirt, the elements come together in flawless elegance.
4. The GOWN inspired by New York: Inspired by the Manhattan skyline and the original St. Regis location, the New York bridal gown design combines the city’s timeless style and iconic architecture with a modern twist. Featuring a cathedral train, three-dimensional threadwork embroidery and crystalline duchess satin with pearl beading, the dress embodies the elegance of the location that influenced its creation.
“St. Regis has always been a beloved destination for weddings around the world, and we are thrilled to offer brides yet another way to make their day truly beyond expectation,” said Jim Petrus, Global Brand Leader, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts. “Marchesa evokes the same spirit as St. Regis, combining classic elegance with a modern sensibility, and through their designs, Georgina and Keren have beautifully captured the glamour of both iconic New York-born brands.”
“Each design evokes the distinct style of its destination with bespoke details that appeal to brides from all parts of the world,” said Chapman. Craig continued, “The common thread of the dresses designed for St. Regis, as with all of the gowns we design, is the desire to make a woman feel her most beautiful. We are excited to offer brides another facet of St. Regis glamour for one of the most special moments of her life.”
The Marchesa designers drew inspiration from the customs and culture of each locale so that each dress design connotes a unique sense of place. They then began sketching and draping silhouettes, experimenting with fabrics and thinking about design elements that would resonate with each destination.
The St. Regis brand’s partnership with Chapman and Craig developed organically after Marchesa showed its bridal collection at The St. Regis New York during New York International Bride Week in October 2014. As genuine brand enthusiasts, the two esteemed designers call St. Regis their home away from home when they travel and entertain around the globe.
St. Regis has taken special care to partner with ambassadors who share the brand’s commitment to excellence and speak to the passions of its guests, offering an authentic connection to the St. Regis legacy. Together, with renowned polo player Nacho Figueras and fashion designer Jason Wu, this elite group of St. Regis Connoisseurs further establishes St. Regis as an authority in style and design, philanthropy, and speed and sport – all passions of the St. Regis brand’s global clientele.
For more information on The Marchesa Bridal Capsule Collection for St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, please visit www.stregis.com/marchesa.