Harvey’s wife leaves Him WHILE MORE A-LIST ACTORS SPEAK OUT!
Designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig are two fashion swans worthy of the red carpet gowns they create for A-list stars. So exactly how will their dramatic luxury brand Marchesa fare in the onslaught of sexual abuse claims against Chapman’s disgraced husband, Harvey Weinstein?
Chapman took what some believed was her only brandsaving leap Tuesday as allegations against Weinstein mounted, breaking her silence when she told People she was leaving the film mogul she married in 2007. The divorce revelation, following Weinstein’s remarks last week that she was standing by her man, came as some on social media called for a Marchesa boycott. Chapman, his second wife, with whom he has two children said in her statement: “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.”
Marchesa did not respond to requests for comment. The Marchesa origin story reads like this: The 41-year-old Chapman was an actress working as a costume designer in 2003 when she was spotted at a party in one of her own designs by the late fashion magazine editor Isabella Blow, who urged her to focus on the art of evening dressing. Chapman and Craig then founded the brand in 2004, the year Chapman met Weinstein at a party in New York. Though they didn’t date at first, the blog Jezebel noted Chapman’s coming out on the arm of Weinstein at the 2005 Golden Globe Awards.
Weinstein and Chapman have two small children, ages 7 and 4. After their marriage, they presided as a Hollywood power couple as Marchesa continued to feast on the fruits of Weinstein’s celebrity connections. The axis on red carpets has continued through the years. Marketing researcher Robert Passikoff, president of the New York consultancy Brand Keys, said only time will tell exactly how Marchesa does in the Weinstein fallout, especially among non-famous consumers as opposed to red carpet stars.
Georgina Chapman decided to leave Harvey Weinstein citing his behaviour as ‘unforgivable’