British born Georgina Chapman and Karen Craig established Marchesa in 2004. The company’s namesake and muse, Marchesa Luisa Casati, is the noted eccentric European style icon. In 2009, Marchesa launched its bridal line worldwide. The gowns are inspired by vintage and Asian influences. Marchesa is a favorite among the Hollywood elite and has dressed many celebrities for their weddings including Julianne Hough, Nicole Richie, Emily Blunt, Molly Sims, Rhea Durham and Beth Ostrosky.