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  • 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


    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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