Georgina Chapman, the co-founder of Marchesa, as well as the ex-wife of Harvey Weinstein, fell out of the public’s favor after Harvey was accused of some of the worst allegations under the umbrella of the #MeToo movement. Following the news of the accusations, Georgina disappeared from the public’s eye for a few months.
However, it looks like she’s slowly moving back into her usual territory. In a new interview with the legendary publication, Vogue, the fashion designer dishes on the Weinstein scandal and the effect of it on her brand.
After the charges first came out, Chapman and her business partner, Karen Craig, decided not to release a collection for Fall/Winter 2018 because of Harvey.
It was too difficult at the time and would’ve looked bad to release a product. Thankfully for Chapman and Craig, Marchesa might be coming back because of the actions of Scarlett Johansson, who wore one of her dresses at Met Gala.
It was the first time a celebrity had rocked one of their products in the public’s view for a long time. Because of Weinstein’s actions, many thought that Marchesa would disappear for good, but that might not be the case.
Chapman admitted it was her decision not to release that season’s collection of clothing because it was a time of mourning, not a time of fashion.
It was done out of respect for Harvey’s victims. Moreover, they couldn’t dissolve the company because of its eighty employees who would’ve been out of a job.
As it was previously reported, Harvey Weinstein was accused of sexual assault by more than fifty women, with accusations ranging from sexual assault, rape, harassment, and other forms of abuse.