As the allegations of sexual assault continue against Harvey Weinstein, the question of “guilt by association” for Marchesa, the fashion company of his now ex-wife Georgina Chapman, is up for discussion.
Many people believe, including myself, that divorcing from this man and his now known reputation will not save Chapman’s company. It was often known that Weinstein’s movies and her dresses went hand in hand with the actresses.
The Marchesa brand was a Hollywood staple for celebrities on and off red carpet occasions. Starting off strong in 2004 when it was first worn by Renée Zellweger. Being a label that does not advertise, many people thought that it was going to be hard for its public profile to adjust to this news.
Not only was Chapman getting this hard news of celebrities losing interest in her brand but, a deal that Marchesa had with Helzberg Diamonds fell through earlier in the week, it was dealing with a new launch that was supposed to take place this month. Along with that, it’s not just celebrities losing their support for this brand, but now brides are beginning to question if they want their wedding gown to be in association to this fashion label.
Interesting enough, Chapman has not made a statement yet. Nothing in regards to the Marchesa brand or what her or the companies plans are. All she is focused on is her children, and asks for privacy. But with no statement many people have taken to social media to question Chapman’s actions and whereabouts.
Ultimately now it is deemed that anyone wearing Marchesa will be in direct association and support of recent allegations surrounding this brand. It might be time for this fashion brand to think of revamping what it stands for. It is my conclusion that the women of Hollywood will not be guilty by association with the Marchesa brand. The only fashion statement the women will be making is support for the victims abused by Harvey Weinstein.