• share this

Badgley Mischka marks 30 years with an ode to Alice in Wonderland

/ 05:46 PM September 10, 2018

A model walks the runway at Badgley Mischka’s 30th anniversary and spring 2019 collection presentation during New York Fashion Week, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. Image: AP/Diane Bondareff

NEW YORK (AP) — Badgley Mischka celebrated 30 years in business with a New York Fashion Week ode to Alice in Wonderland.

As for the future, Mark Badgley and James Mischka told The Associated Press that glamour is where it all began and glamorous is where it’ll stay, even as they’ve expanded beyond the red carpet.


“Yeah, we do it all now, but there is a thread of glamour through sort of everything we do,” Badgley said. “We do home now. Even our tea cups are glamorous, so as long as that is threaded through what we do, it works.”

You know what else works? Their partnership of 30 years.


“We are both Capricorns. We haven’t killed each other yet,” Badgley joked. “Thirty years in this industry is a lifetime and it is amazing to have a partner, someone that you can trust, that shares your vision. We can be in two places at once which, trust me, comes in handy. I can’t imagine doing it any other way.”

Badgley concurred: “Absolutely. Without a partner it is almost impossible.”

The design duo’s trip through the looking glass included Alice in a floral mini-dress.

“That is ‘Saucy Alice,'” Mischka offered.

“She is one of our favorite pieces,” Badgley said.

The collection featured beaded applique pantsuits and dresses, a slinky metallic gown with long sleeves and, for the first time, four “Mommy and Me” looks with little girls and models in similar styles.

Guests on Saturday were greeted with Champagne and seated at small cocktail tables amid large trees and dripping moss that helped bring the whimsy. Among those who helped celebrate: Caitlyn Jenner, and Alec and Hilaria Baldwin. CC



Escada celebrates 40 years in New York

Longchamp makes New York debut to celebrate 70 years

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Alice in Wonderland, Badgley Mischka, fashion show, haute couture, New York Fashion Week, whimsy
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

IC: Insurers can now invest in big infra projects

February 16, 2019 05:59 AM


Federalism is a riot in ‘Charot!’

February 16, 2019 05:56 AM


DOH expects measles surge in Calabarzon

February 16, 2019 05:55 AM


Bourse OKs follow-on offering of PH Resorts

February 16, 2019 05:50 AM


Socrates for the here and now

February 16, 2019 05:43 AM

© Copyright 1997-2019 | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.