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BADGLEY MISCHKA - VOGUE Pattern Designers Pride Month

Badgley Mischka is an American fashion label. Many may think it is one person but in fact, it is two designers – Mark Badgley and James Mischka, who married in 2013 after 28 years together.

Mark Badgley, born in 1961, is a Missouri native and James Mischka, born 1960, hails from the state of Wisconsin. James Mischka actually attended Rice University where he studied biomedical engineering and ended up graduating in 1985 with degrees in art history and managerial studies.

The couple met when both were students at Parson’s School of Design in New York City.

After school, Badgley spent time designing for Donna Karan, while Mischka worked for WilliWear. The couple paired up and launched their own label in 1988. In 1993 they launched their Bridal Line, which also includes lavish shoes and handbags.

In an interview with, James Mischka stated, “Our style harks back to the glamorous Hollywood of the forties. The Badgley Mischka signature style is simple, streamlined, and thoroughly elegant.” The bridal line’s Instagram account states “Badgley Mischka Bride; Blending contemporary style with Old Hollywood glamour.”

Jordin Sparks Red Dress Fashion show 2011
Jordin Sparks 2011 The Heart Truth’s Red Dress Collection Fashion Show Women and Heart Disease Awareness

This gorgeous Vogue pattern is available in 2 size ranges at Kinseysue on Etsy.

heart disease awareness fashion show 2011
Audrina Partridge The Heart Truth’s Red Dress Collection Fashion Show unveiled its 2011 collection of red dresses designed to celebrate the Red Dress as the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness

Badgley Mischka gowns have been worn by many celebrities to Red Carpet events. The photographs of them are, unfortunately, copyrighted, so we can’t legally show them to you. These ladies include Taylor Swift, Jennifer Lopez, Carrie Underwood, Meghan Markle, Helen Mirren, Queen Latifah, Ashley Judd, Selena Gomez, Kate Winslet, Jennifer Garner, and Sharon Stone, just to name a few.

The easy elegance of their brand has carried over to Vogue sewing patterns. You can create your own Red Carpet look at home!

Vogue 1493 The Little Black Dress Pattern Available at The Gingham Life


People Magazine, September 16, 2018

Glamour Magazine, March 15, 2013

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By Ed Kavishe, Fashion Wire Press - Contact us/Photo submission, CC BY 3.0,

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I checked out their Bridal Instagram account. WOW doesn't begin to cover it. Such gorgeous gowns but more than the gowns, I was fascinated by their shoes.



I love learning a little more (sometimes a lot) about designers whose names I've known for years!



Beautiful designs -- and I must admit, I hadn't known it was two people. Trivia-building!



Such cool designs. I once tried to sew a chic tweedy boss-lady type dress and jacket from one of their Vogue pattern did not end well. (I am the most basic of seamstesses!)

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