Actress Kerry Washington was the first to wear this heavily gold embroidered Marchesa Spring 2009 mini dress to the BET Hip Hop Awards on October 18, 2008. She wore the cap sleeved cocktail dress with matching strappy sandals and a beautiful Louis Vuitton clutch.
Georgina Chapman, co-founder of Marchesa, was wearing the same mini dress to the US Presidential Election Party on November 04, 2008 hosted by her husband Harvey Weinstein. Unfortunately, you can’t see how she accessorized except for the chandelier earrings.
Both women look absolutely stunning, but I tend to give this one to Kerry Washington as she decided to go sans jewelry which is IMO the right choice because the dress is busy on its own, so adding jewelry here would’ve been too much.
But what do you think? Is it Kerry or Georgina for you?
Marchesa Spring 2009
This is the dress as it appeared on the “runway”. I think no matter your choice, we will all agree that both women wear it so much better than the model below.