Was she, to use a Trumpian word, complicit? After initially standing by him, fashion designer Georgina Chapman announced Tuesday that she is leaving her husband of 10 years, after sexual abuse allegations against Harvey Weinstein, first exposed by the New York Times last week, have piled up at an alarming rate, with Gwyneth Paltrow, Mira Sorvino, Angelina Jolie, Cara Delevingne and many more stepping forward. Now that Harvey Weinstein has left for an Arizona rehab facility, Chapman is left to figure out how or if she can salvage her fashion business Marchesa, founded in 2004 with former model Keren Craig and sold at Neiman Marcus and high-end boutiques. On Wednesday came the first concrete indication that the scandal is tarnishing her brand, long a go-to for red carpet dressing thanks in no small part to Weinstein's connections and influence. A planned jewelry line, the Marchesa Radiant Star Collection of engagement rings, was scrapped by Kansas City, Missouri-based licensee … [Read more...] about Should Georgina Chapman’s Fashion Business Suffer for Husband Harvey Weinstein’s Actions?
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The Marchesa designer stated on Tuesday that she would be separating from the film producer. Harvey Weinstein is speaking out after his wife, Marchesa fashion designer Georgina Chapman, announced Tuesday that she would be leaving him amid sexual harassment and assault allegations. "I am profoundly devastated," Weinstein told Page Six. "I have lost my wife and kids, whom I love more than anything else." Chapman said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter: "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." The couple married on Dec. 15, 2007, and have two children together, daughter India Pearl, 7, and son Dashiell, 4. "I fully support her decision," Weinstein continued to tell Page Six. "I didn't stand in Georgina’s way when we discussed a separation, I encouraged her to do what was in her … [Read more...] about Harvey Weinstein Says He’s “Devastated” Over Wife Georgina Chapman’s Decision to Leave Him
The brand's new deal with Helzberg Diamonds, announced the same day the Weinstein sexual misconduct story hit, is off. Georgina Chapman announced Tuesday that she is leaving her Hollywood producer husband Harvey Weinstein as more accusers have gone public with their stories of his sexual misconduct, including Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie. The scandal already appears to be starting to affect the bottom line of Chapman’s fashion brand Marchesa, which had been a mainstay of the Hollywood red carpet and has licensed jewelry and accessories lines. On Oct. 5, the same day the bombshell story was published in The New York Times, Chapman and co-designer Karen Craig showed their Marchesa and Marchesa Notte bridal lines at New York Bridal Fashion Week, and Kansas City, Mo-based Helzberg Diamonds announced a new “Marchesa Radiant Star” collection of engagement rings. THEY’RE HERE! We are thrilled to introduce Marchesa Radiant Star engagement … [Read more...] about Georgina Chapman’s Marchesa Jewelry Dropped by Licensee After Harvey Weinstein Scandal
"My heart breaks for all the women who have suffered tremendous pain because of these unforgivable actions," said the Marchesa designer, who is separating from the film mogul after multiple women have come forward about his sexual misconduct. Marchesa fashion designer Georgina Chapman is leaving her husband, Harvey Weinstein, after numerous women have come forward about his inappropriate behavior and sexual misconduct. "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," Chapman said Tuesday in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. Hours before Chapman made the announcement of her decision, several more women — including Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie — spoke on the record about facing sexual harassment from Weinstein after two bombshell investigative reports by The New York … [Read more...] about Harvey Weinstein’s Wife Georgina Chapman Says She Is Leaving Him
The scandal-ridden producer is a fashion-world fixture, and wife Georgina Chapman's brand is a Hollywood red-carpet mainstay. Now what? Often seated next to Vogue's Anna Wintour, Harvey Weinstein has been a front-row fixture at wife Georgina Chapman's Marchesa fashion shows for nearly a decade and used his Hollywood connections early in the label's history to help place Marchesa gowns on A-list stars such as Sandra Bullock, Penelope Cruz, Renee Zellweger, Anne Hathaway, Kate Hudson and Jennifer Lopez. But now, fashion insiders are wondering how Marchesa, whose evening and bridal wear is often described as fairytale-like, can survive the nightmare association with the producer, who was fired by The Weinstein Co. board Sunday following allegations first published in The New York Times that he has been sexually harassing women for decades, including actress Ashley Judd, who was quoted in the story. "No star is ever going to want to wear the brand again," said a New York fashion publicist … [Read more...] about Harvey Weinstein Puts Wife’s Marchesa Fashion Brand in Tough Spot