On the best-dressed list at the 51st Annual Country Music Awards, young songstress Danielle Bradbery stunned screaming red carpet onlookers and the press in a sophisticated, fiery red gown designed by Leanne Marshall for fall/winter 2017/2018. The rich red inverted V-neck dress with a structured bodice, double straps and a full organza skirt showed off a thigh-high split. Cameras were clicking as photographers were snapping
For spring/summer 2018, Marshall’s red carpet looks continued. Her show opened with dramatic dark green and black cocktail dresses. Evening gowns followed in bold, vibrant citrus colors. Born in Yuba, Calif., where most little girls were playing house, Marshall was playing fashion designer with a sketch book, coloring pencils and fabric remnants. With the help of a local seamstress, she began bringing her sketches to life. By the age of 12, her designs were on view to the public in the form of costumes for her ballet and dance performances. She was blessed with a natural gift for sketching and designs. Her costume designing inspired her to pursue a career as a fashion designer. Marshall created fashion patterns for Simplicity Pattern Company while working her way up. As she was a contestant on season five of “Project Runway” at the time, 2008 was a defining year for Marshall. With an unwavering determination, she made it to the finale and actually won the competition.
After “Project Runway,” awards and editorials followed. Marshall relocated to New York City, and her collections have been in New York’s Fashion Week previews ever since. Her career took off. She designed clothing for TV and her favorite client, the real woman. Her clothes have been seen on Paula Abdul, Jackie Cruz, Dasha Palanco, Carrie Underwood, Ashley Benson, Salt, Ariana Grande, Andi MacDowell, Julianne Hough, Jane Fonda and many others.
The Leanne Marshall ready-to-wear collection has been offered by custom order, to both private clients and celebrities, for the past seven years. Her gorgeous bridal collection is carried in more than 15 boutiques internationally and online. Known for her opulent designs, Marshall creates timeless styles that are feathery light with flowing lines and feminine details. Each dress is made in New York with the highest quality materials. She designs for the woman who wants a dress that will showcase, not overshadow, her beauty. You can count on her clothes fitting properly and flattering your figure. On the runway, her collections move with classic and modern features and effortless grace.