Mark Badgley and James Mischka to launch their resort collection in an exclusive runway show on Cunard's flagship Queen Mary 2 in May 2020
VALENCIA, Calif., March 7, 2019 /CNW/ -- Luxury cruise line Cunard brings glamour to the high seas with fashion icons Mark Badgley and James Mischka, who will headline the brand's fifth annual Transatlantic Fashion Week Crossing on flagship liner Queen Mary 2.
Badgley Mischka will launch their 2021 resort collection in an exclusive runway show, the first time a fashion collection has been launched on a Cunard ship. In addition to the fashion show, Mark Badgley and James Mischka, will also offer Q&As with guests during the seven-night Transatlantic Crossing, which departs Southampton, England on May 24 and arrives in New York on May 31, 2020. Additional fashion experts joining the voyage will be announced at a later date.
"Our style is reminiscent of the glamorous Hollywood of the forties," said Mischka, "and we feel Cunard emulates that same style, offering patrons a chance to don their best couture and dress for a special occasion. Our brands both represent effortless glamour and we are excited about this partnership and giving Cunard guests an intimate glimpse into the world of Badgley Mischka," said Badgley.
For three decades Badgley Mischka has been synonymous with glamour and elegance and known for their stylish and wearable evening wear and accessories. Hailed by Vogue as one of the "Top 10 American Designers." They are an integral part of the fashion world, consistently offering sophisticated style that caters to modern couture customers of all ages. Their timeless designs have been seen on a range of A-list women, including Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Sharon Stone, Jennifer Garner, Julia Roberts, Kate Winslet, Sarah Jessica Parker, Helen Mirren and Ashley Judd.
"We are thrilled that the legendary fashion team of Badgley Mischka will join Cunard for Transatlantic Fashion Week," said Josh Leibowitz, SVP Cunard North America. "Mark and James are true visionaries in the world of fashion and will bring a once-in-a-lifetime, bespoke sense of occasion and experience to guests onboard Queen Mary 2 in May 2020."
Cunard is known for hosting fashionable celebrities in their own right, from the days of Elizabeth Taylor and Rita Hayworth, to Uma Thurman and Carly Simon. Former headliners of Transatlantic Fashion Week have included Julien Macdonald, Virginia Bates, and Dame Zandra Rhodes CBE. Headlining the upcoming 2019 voyage are royal milliner Stephen Jones OBE, shoe maven Stuart Weitzman, and iconic American model Pat Cleveland.
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Cunard is the operator of luxury cruise ships Queen Mary 2®, Queen Victoria® and Queen Elizabeth®. Renowned for impeccable White Star Service, gourmet dining and world-class entertainment, all three Queens offer luxury accommodations in Britannia, Britannia Club, Princess Grill Suite and Queens Grill Suite staterooms. Cunard is the only line to offer regularly scheduled Transatlantic service between New York and London, and it continues to celebrate the freedom of travel on exciting World Voyage and Grand Voyage itineraries that visit Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Asia and Australia.
Awarded '#1 Mega-Ship Ocean Cruise Line' by Travel + Leisure's 2018, 2017 and 2016 World's Best Awards and 'Best Service,' 'Best Onboard Enrichment' and 'Best World Cruise' by Porthole Cruise Magazine's 2018 Readers Choice Awards, Cunard is a proud member of World's Leading Cruise Lines, a part of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the largest cruise vacation company in the world. Together Cunard, Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn, AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises, P&O Cruises (Australia) and P&O Cruises (UK) operate 102 ships visiting over 700 ports around the world and totaling 226,000 lower berths.
Over the past thirty years, Badgley Mischka has flourished into a true lifestyle brand recognizable worldwide. To date, the Badgley Mischka brand includes multiple product categories such as Eveningwear, Day Dresses, Sportswear, Outerwear, Bridal, Swimwear, Footwear, Handbags, Eyewear, Timepieces and Jewelry. Mark Badgley and James Mischka's timeless designs appeal to a wide range of fashionable women including Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Sharon Stone, Jennifer Garner, Julia Roberts, Kate Winslet, Helen Mirren, Taylor Swift, Sarah Jessica Parker and Carrie Underwood. Badgley Mischka is sold in the most prestigious stores in the world including Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Harrods and Harvey Nichols in addition to the Badgley Mischka flagship boutique in Los Angeles.
For additional information about Badgley Mischka, contact:
Rob Caldwell, Badgley Mischka, 212-921-1585, [email protected]