It was a torrent of women who came forward with disgusting stories of alleged abuse at the hands of now-disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein.
Throughout it all, Weinstein’s wife Georgina Chapman, founder of the fashion line Marchesa, has been there in the background in a seemingly stunned silence.
In October, 41-year-old Chapman announced in a statement she’s leaving Weinstein, 65, and said she’s focusing on looking after their two children together, seven-year-old India and four-year-old Dashiell.
She also apologised to the countless women for the “unforgivable” pain her husband caused.
But now she is pulling out from showcasing Marchesa at New York Fashion Week, and we are left wondering: has Weinstein’s poison infected her brand, also?
There are stories from stars such as Jessica Chastain and Felicity Huffman that Weinstein forced them to wear his wife’s label to events, The Cut reports. An investigation from Jezebel showed leading Miramax ladies commonly wore Marchesa on the red carpet. You can’t help but wonder: How much of this was coerced?
Until today, Chapman was planning a Marchesa show at New York Fashion Week alongside her partner Keren Craig, The Cut reports. The latest collection was set to appear on the runway on February 14 – in only two weeks time.