James Mischka began at Rice University as a biomedical engineering major and ultimately graduated with degrees in art history and managerial studies in 1985. Badgley and Mischka met at Parsons School of Design in Manhattan, and found a common vision. The two launched the label Badgley Mischka in 1988, though their bridal business launched in 1993. Badgley and Mischka are partners in life and business. Their clothes have been worn by many celebrities, including Oprah Winfrey, Melissa Etheridge, and Tammy Lynn Michaels.
Badgley Mischka's looks are described as "red-carpet-destined evening wear" but generally produced with lighter fabrics and less construction. They are also known for fragrance, handbags, shoes and eyewear.
In September 2006, Badgley Mischka announced that Sharon Stone would replace Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen as spokesperson. In August 2007, it was announced that Teri Hatcher will be in the Fall 2007 campaign.
Badgley Mischka is also responsible for designing the second wedding dress worn by Kristin Davis as Charlotte York on Sex and the City. They also designed the dress Gossip Girl character Ivy Rhodes/Charlie Rhodes (Kaylee DeFer) wore in a debutante ball to welcome her into New York City high society.
Badgley Mischka is an American fashion label designed by Mark Badgley and James Mischka. Badgley and Mischka went to New York City's City Hall on March 22, 2013, to make their 28-year union official. The designers first met while students at the Parsons School of Design and launched their label in 1988 (followed by bridal, a category for which they would become internationally renowned, in 1993). They have since dressed everyone from Oprah to the Olsen twins in luxe evening wear.
The Badgley Mischka line is available at Lord and Taylor, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman and two boutiques in West Hollywood and Palm Beach. Their flagship Rodeo Dr. store opened in 2010. There is a small section of Badgley Mischka in House of Fraser in Westfield Shopping Centre, London.
Portfolio Presentation for Fashion Designers (3rd Edition) by Linda Tain
Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Fairchild Pubns; Third edition (May 19, 2010)
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Designer's portfolios are their calling card in an increasingly competitive fashion industry-displaying their unique design perspective, skill sets, and creativity. This comprehensive reference prepares students as they begin their fashion design careers. Those already working in the industry or wishing to reenter the job market will also appreciate these new approaches for revising or recreating their portfolios. Each chapter highlights essential skills and techniques to help designers become competitive within their chosen markets. By focusing on both logical and creative solutions, the designer becomes aware of the process of developing the portfolio-from concept through presentation of the finished product.
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