Keren Craig

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Keren Craig
Born (1976-02-27) 27 February 1976 (age 43)
NationalityEnglish-Swiss
EducationBrighton Art College and Chelsea College of Art and Design
Label(s)
Marchesa
Children2

Keren Craig (born 27 February 1976 in Lucerne, Switzerland) is an English-Swiss fashion designer.[1] Craig, alongside Georgina Chapman are the co-founders of the high-end fashion label Marchesa, co-founded in 2004.[2]

Life and career[edit]

As teenagers, Craig met future partner Georgina Chapman while they were both students at Chelsea College of Art and Design.[3] Craig graduated from Brighton Art College in 2000 with a BA (Hons) in Fashion Textiles with Business and afterwards concentrated on print and embroidery design. This included freelance printmaking at Calvin Klein and Dolce & Gabbana.[4]

In 2004, Craig and Chapman launched Marchesa which is named after socialite Marchesa Luisa Casati.[3] Investors of the brand include Giuseppe Cipriani and Steve Witkoff.[5] In 2006, the label was named one of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund's top ten finalists.[4]

At Marchesa, Craig is Director of Textile Design.[6]

On 25 June 2019, Craig announced that she is going to leave Marchesa, which came after Harvey Weinstein's controversy.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Her mother is the animator Bobbie Spargo, and her grandfather is Nicholas Spargo, creator of Willo the Wisp.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "5 spring/summer 2015 Marchesa gowns we can't wait to see on the red carpet - Telegraph". fashion.telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 2019-07-21.
  2. ^ Tortora, Phyllis G.; Marcketti, Sara B. (2015-03-12). Survey of Historic Costume. Bloomsbury Publishing USA. ISBN 9781628921694.
  3. ^ a b About Marchesa
  4. ^ a b nymag
  5. ^ Fashion Mini: February 2008
  6. ^ CFDA. "CFDA Members". CFDA. Retrieved 2016-03-08.
  7. ^ "Designer Keren Craig entschloss die Hochzeitskleid Marke Marchesa zu verlassen". Trauringe Gold. 2019-07-11. Retrieved 2019-07-21.

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