Fashion Label Helmed by Harvey Weinstein's Estranged Wife Bows Out of NYFW Runway Show
The runway presentation was scheduled for Valentine's Day.
Marchesa will no longer hold a runway presentation at New York Fashion Week for its fall 2018 collection, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
The label helmed by Georgina Chapman, estranged wife of Harvey Weintstein, and Keren Craig, was originally scheduled to present Feb. 14.
“Marchesa is looking forward to presenting their Fall 18 collection in an updated format this season,” a spokesperson for the brand tells THR. No details regarding the date of a formal presentation (should their be one) or the aforementioned "format" were revealed. Many speculate that there will be a digital presentation or lookbook passed around to editors.
The New York Post first reported that it was Chapman who decided to pull the plug on the traditional runway show. "Georgina couldn't go through with it," an insider told the trade, adding that she was "scared" of the reception. The label has been under ethical scrutiny since it was revealed that some women in Weinstein-produced films were bullied into wearing Marchesa to promotional events and premieres.
Following the sexual abuse and harassment scandal over Weinstein's actions, Chapman announced in October that she was leaving her husband of 10 years. Earlier this month, People reported that she would be receiving $15 to $20 million in the divorce settlement, as well as primary custody of their two young children.
News of the Weinstein scandal was reported by The New York Times on the same day that Marchesa showed its bridal collection last October. The NYFW presentation would have been the brand's first return to the runway since September, when it showed its spring 2018 collection.