Scarlett Johansson isn’t backing down from her choices following the criticism she faced for wearing a Marchesa dress at the Met Gala last night. Scarlett wore a dress from the fashion company following the downfall of its creator’s husband, Harvey Weinstein.
As you may know, Marchesa was designed by Georgina Chapman, the ex-wife of the disgraced producer accused of rape and sexual assault of over fifty women, second in line to former comedic legend, Bill Cosby.
Since the accusations came out against him, there hasn’t been a single woman in Hollywood brave enough to wear one of the company’s items.
But Scarlett was the one to break the trend. In a statement to People Magazine, the actress revealed that she is very proud to wear the dress created by two of the “most important designers” in the industry.
And while some people in the media and the fashion world criticized her decision, most on social media were happy to stand by her.
One person explained, “I don’t see how it’s a big deal for Scarlett to wear Marchesa. It’s not like Georgina was the one sexually assaulting women.”
Another person added, “Yeah, what happened to Georgina is horrible, and I wouldn’t wish that upon anyone. It’s just awful. It must be so regretably shameful to come to realize that not only has your husband been cheating on you for the last twenty years, but he also rapes women.”
Perhaps, Johansson has been one of the most vocal advocates for the #MeToo movement and the Time’s Up initiative – an organization meant to protect the rights of those who can’t afford legal counsel.
Following the divorce of Harvey and Georgina after the accusations against Weinstein last year in 2017, the company canceled its runway show at the New York Fashion Week.