• The Marchesa designer’s creative vision has delivered countless fairy-tale moments. She talks emotional connections and red-carpet dressing with EMILY CRONIN

    Photographs by BJORN IOOSS
    Styled by TRACEY TAYLOR

    Georgina Chapman is standing in the middle of a tulle-scape. Around her, untold yards of lace, satin and silk have transformed an office space into a treasure trove of fantasy gowns – a natural habitat for a designer who has been the catalyst for many fairy-tale moments.

    "It's so special, seeing a woman put on a dress and witnessing that emotional connection," says Chapman, a still point amid the finery in her ruffled Balenciaga jacket and Alexander Wang dress. "You feel the empowerment of that woman feeling beautiful." She should know. As one

    STYLE RÉSUMÉ

    MY PROFESSION: Designer

    GO-TO DESIGNERS: Marchesa, Balenciaga, Balmain, Alexander Wang, Alexander McQueen, Tabitha Simmons

    MY STYLE IS: Polished eclectic

    MY FAIL-SAFE PIECES: Christian Louboutin heels. They make me feel good, sexy and feminine

    Dress by Marchesa; earrings by Erickson Beamon; bracelet Georgina's own

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