You Might Have Guessed It, but Marchesa Will Not Be Showing at New York Fashion Week
Georgina Chapman is one of the designers of Marchesa, a successful fashion house known to dress Hollywood's A-listers for red carpet events. She is also Harvey Weinstein's wife. The two married in 2007, and amid the sexual-assault allegations against Harvey, Georgina announced she left her husband.
In case you weren't familiar with her or the label, Georgina first launched Marchesa in 2004 with Keren Craig. The first celebrity to wear Marchesa on the red carpet was Renée Zellweger, who rocked a red strapless dress to the 2004 premiere of Bridget Jones's Diary. (FYI, the movie was backed by Miramax — a company Harvey cofounded with his brother Bob Weinstein.) Harvey also said to Vogue in 2013 that he "helped, but just very, very little" with the decision to dress Renée in Marchesa.
A statement from Felicity Huffman, however, revealed Harvey did more than just "a little" to help the Marchesa brand grow. He reportedly threatened Felicity's career if she didn't wear his wife's brand on the red carpet. According to Too Fab, Harvey told Felicity he'd stop financially supporting the star's 2005 Transamerica film. Felicity confirmed the remarks with a simple "Yeah, it's true" response.
She wasn't the first to be bullied by Harvey, though. Jessica Chastain admitted she too was pressured to wear Marchesa to one of her premieres of The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby but refused to comply and wore a blue Atelier Versace gown instead. Later, Harvey publicly taunted her. "He actually told the audience, 'If I had to get in a boxing ring with Muhammad Ali or Jessica Chastain, I would choose Muhammad Ali,'" she said in an interview.
Considering these troubling pieces of information, we wondered if Marchesa would show at New York Fashion Week. Though the Fall '18 collection was slated to debut on Feb. 14, the event has now been officially canceled. A spokesperson told People, "Marchesa is looking forward to presenting their Fall '18 collection in an updated format this season." Earlier in the month, Marchesa silently released its Pre-Fall '18 lookbook.
Read on to see past stars who have worn the brand, because the one thought most of us have right now is, "Will anyone in Hollywood ever wear Marchesa again?"