When designer-of-the-moment Prabal Gurung explained that the inspiration for his collection earlier this week was the dusty Miss Havisham from Charles Dickens' "Great Expectations," it felt like a sweet, quirky, and rather random literary fashion reference. But when Marchesa's Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig used the same Miss Havisham for the Fall/Winter 2011 collection they debuted on Wednesday afternoon, it appeared that a trend was born. For those who failed sophomore English, or never rented the movie from Blockbuster to bluff their way through class, Miss Havisham was the heartbroken bride who refused to remove her wedding dress after being swindled by her supposed true love. She's lives out her days seeking revenge. Chapman and Craig's inspirations were at times quite literal. The distressed silk tulle dresses recalled Havisham's decaying wedding dress. But because this is Marchesa, home of red carpet favorites, the pair also made gowns that lived up to celebrity great expectations. Although still glamourous, it was also a thrill to see Marchesa move beyond their sartorial comfort zone.