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Above the Fray: Marchesa Within Reach

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Although technically the Marchesa and Notte by Marchesa sample sale starts tomorrow at the Warwick Hotel in Midtown, today's VIP preview was just too tempting for us to resist. Safely ensconced in the hotel's second floor Essex Room are Georgina Chapman's flowy masterpieces; girls, these are the dresses you wear to upstage someone.

WIth prices ranging from $300 for Notte by Marchesa cocktail dresses to $2,450 for what Rachel Zoe calls "hero dresses," today is the day to go if you're intent on purchasing (sizes 0-2 have a few styles each).

Pace yourselves with the upcoming season of sales however; these dresses are only made for red carpet events and women who are 6' tall. Factor in the cost of getting a gown properly altered and you've spent your Christmas bonus for the whole shebang. Still, they are fun to look at.
· Dealfeed: Marchesa, Notte by Marchesa [Racked]