Marchesa Will Make Its Official Return to NYFW Following the Harvey Weinstein Scandal
As the Harvey Weinstein scandal continues to make waves through Hollywood (he was most recently accused of intimidating actress Salma Hayek on the set of her film, Frida, an allegation he has since denied), the 65-year-old producer’s estranged wife, Georgina Chapman, is moving forward with plans to show her couture fashion line, Marchesa, at New York Fashion Week.
The 41-year-old, who announced her split from the movie mogul back in October, has been largely flying under the radar since the scandal hit, casting serious doubts about whether or not she and fellow designer Keren Craig would present their line at NYFW in February.
Marchesa’s creations will indeed hit the runway on February 14, the final day of NYFW, at 4pm, as the penultimate presentation right before Marc Jacobs’ closing show at 6pm.
The last time the pair showed their gowns was at Bridal Fashion Week back in October — the very same day that the New York Times ran its ground-breaking exposé on Chapman’s ex-husband.
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The high-end label was also scheduled to show off its Spring/Summer 2018 collection in a special preview one week following the explosive news, but the event was abruptly canceled by Marchesa’s PR team, who emailed attendees to say that they would “be in touch once a new date has been determined,” according to Page Six.
The brand reportedly faced crisis without Weinstein’s funds to back its operation, but has since received an investment of $6 million for its accessories line by an unnamed businessman.
Chapman and Craig have not commented on the brand’s return, though Chapman did release a statement at the time of her split, saying, “My heart breaks for all the women who have suffered tremendous pain because of these unforgivable actions. I have chosen to leave my husband. Caring for my young children is my first priority and I ask the media for privacy at this time.”
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