Will the red carpets favourite Marchesa label co-founded by Chapman be affected by her husbands fall from grace?
Only days ago, Harvey Weinstein insisted that his wife, Georgina Chapman, couldnt be standing behind me more. Now, after a deluge of allegations against Weinstein culminated in accusations of rape, Chapman has decided she cannot stand behind him any longer.
On Tuesday, the 41-year-old British fashion designer confirmed she had left the film producer, saying: My heart breaks for all the women who have suffered tremendous pain because of these unforgivable actions.
Her announcement ends a 10-year marriage. But while the scandal engulfing Weinstein, 65, has made him the inevitable focus in recent days, once the dust has settled Chapman who has two children with Weinstein, India Pearl and Dashiell will go back to a lucrative career of her own, as co-founder of the designer label Marchesa.
The brand is a global powerhouse, claiming to be the most worn label on the red carpet last year. The supermodel Karolna Kurkov wore a Marchesa frock to the Met Gala, Heidi Klum wore one to the Oscars, and Katy Perry chose Marchesa for the Cannes film festival.
But with her clothes having been highly visible at movie premieres, the question now is whether one of the biggest scandals in Hollywoods history will affect Chapmans business.
Chapman, who met Weinstein at a party in 2004, launched her label the same year. It made its worldwide debut at the premiere of Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason the same year, when Rene Zellweger wore an embellished red bandeau sari dress. Shortly after, the previously unknown British label was sported by numerous other high-profile Weinstein associates, including Cate Blanchett at the Rome premiere of The Aviator.
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