Poetic dresses from the new Fall-Winter 2019 collection of Marchesa Notte

Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig’s collections are never without flowers, whether it’s their main Marchesa line or Notte, the “little sister” label, but this season they were inspired by Beane’s graphic, super-zoomed-in photos of them. One of his images reveals every tiny ruffle of an iris petal, for instance; in others, the flowers become so abstract, they start to look like something else entirely.

The concept inspired the precise, XXL embroidered flowers on a few A-line gowns as well as the softer, less literal watercolor print on a gleaming satin number. Beane’s ability to create texture in his photos informed the abundance of swirling, tightly pleated rosettes seen on a lagoon-blue party dress and a two-tiered crimson gown. (