(PRESS RELEASE)_VALENCIA, Calif., March 7, 2019 – 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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