For 28 years, Mark Badgley and James Mischka have been elevating the notion of effortless glamour through their jointly designed Badgley Mischka line. The newly married pair are making 2013 a year to remember with the opening of their first New York flagship store on Madison Avenue.
To toast the glorious occasion, the talented twosome invited a host of scenesters and VIPs—House of Cards actress Kate Mara, Canadian Idol singer Carly Rae Jepsen and supermodel Petra Nemcova—to tour their new space during New York Fashion Week.
“We searched for a store in the city for about five years. All we could find were these little white boxes on Madison Avenue. We really wanted something that had character, little nooks and a real residential feeling,” says Mark (pictured left). “When we found this place on East 64th Street & Madison it hadn’t been used in years, so we gutted it and created an elegant, homey atmosphere.”
Patrick Gerard Carmody is the architect behind the renovated space, while Mark and James decorated the interiors of the storefront.
Badgley Mischka’s timeless designs have graced countless red carpets on the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker, Kate Winslet and Jennifer Lopez.
For the 2013 film awards season, the team dressed Helen Mirren for the Golden Globes and Queen Latifah for the Oscars.
We offer Badgley Mischka ready-to-wear apparel in selected stores. For assistance, please contact a Designer Specialist at 1.877.543.7463.
Photos by Fernando Colon