Mark Badgley and James Mischka
The brainchild of Parsons graduates Mark Badgley and James Mischka, the Badgley Mischka label has gone from strength to strength since it was founded in 1988. Seeking to cater to a younger, more modern couture customer – without forsaking women of any age – the duo have made a name for themselves with their glamorous evening wear, elegant bridal gowns, and cult line of formal shoes. With their celebrity clientele including the likes of Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Sharon Stone, Kate Winslet, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Dame Helen Mirren, Badgley and Mischka’s popularity is indisputable. In 2018, the pair celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Badgley Mischka brand, much to the delight of stylish women the world over.