After 28 years together, Mark Badgley and James Mischka of Badgley Mischka were married in New York last weekend. To celebrate, here’s a look back at two decades of Badgley Mischka sewing patterns.
Badgley and Mischka met at the Parsons School of Design. They founded Badgley Mischka in 1988, making 2013 the label’s 25th anniversary. Badgley Mischka’s relationship with Vogue Patterns began in the 1990s, when they were introduced to the Vogue Attitudes line.
These two early Badgley Mischka patterns show the pair’s knack for polished dress-and-jacket ensembles:
Of course, Badgley Mischka is best known for bridal and evening wear. A bridal line was introduced in the mid-1990s and, often, Badgley Mischka evening wear patterns will be shown made up in bridal ivories and whites. Vogue 1903 has a bias skirt and options for a contrast, Empire bodice with rhinestone straps or beaded contrast back. My mother has made view A for opera-going:
Vogue 2237, a strapless evening dress and bolero pattern,
has been was in print for over a decade:
This sleek evening dress has a contrast bodice yoke and elbow-length sleeves:
In recent years the label’s new lines, Mark + James and Badgley Mischka Platinum, have also been licensed to Vogue Patterns. From Badgley Mischka Platinum, this bias evening dress with gathered bodice, front drape, and matching stole is shown in a liquid lamé:
This Mark + James ruffled, strapless jumpsuit is in Vogue’s current offerings:
Also current, this Badgley Mischka Platinum cocktail dress has details including cowl sleeves, open shoulders, and jewelled appliqué, that nod to Badgley Mischka’s favourite inspiration, the glamour of Old Hollywood:
2 thoughts on “Just Married: Badgley Mischka”
So glamorous… if only I had a few cocktail parties to go to…
so happy for them! I had no idea they met at Parsons…that is really neat. I love their designs!