- The fashion label of Harvey Weinstein‘s estranged wife is in jeopardy as the pair reportedly prepares to file for divorce.
- Georgina Chapman is a co-founder of the fashion label Marchesa.
- Chapman’s career at Marchesa is tightly tied to her husband’s success. Stars of Weinstein-backed productions, including Renée Zellweger, Cate Blanchett, and Blake Lively, have worn Marchesa designs on the red carpet.
As The Weinstein Company prepares to file for bankruptcy following accusations of sexual misconduct against ex-chairman Harvey Weinstein, another company’s future is also in question.
Marchesa, a fashion label co-founded by Weinstein’s wife, Georgina Chapman, has struggled in the wake of accusations against Weinstein. According to the New York Post, Marchesa pulled out of New York Fashion Week after Chapman was too afraid to go through with the scheduled February show.
Chapman, who co-founded the fashion label Marchesa, reportedly left Weinstein in October and is set to receive $15-$20 million in a divorce settlement that has yet to be filed in court.
Chapman’s career as the co-founder of Marchesa is tightly tied to her husband’s success. Stars of Weinstein-backed productions, including Renée Zellweger, Cate Blanchett, and Blake Lively, have worn Marchesa on the red carpet, and rumors have floated for years that Weinstein pushed actresses to wear the fashion brand. With the allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Weinstein, many are wondering whether Marchesa will disappear from the red carpet altogether.
“No star is ever going to want to wear the brand again,” The Hollywood Reporter quoted an unnamed New York fashion publicist as saying in October, after Weinstein was ousted from The Weinstein Company, the studio he founded.
Here’s the story of how Chapman’s Marchesa became a red-carpet mainstay — and how her fate became intertwined with her husband’s: