With New York Fashion Week around the corner, Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman - whose husband, Harvey Weinstein, has been accused by multiple women of sexual assault and harassment - has canceled her line's Fall/Winter 2018 show, originally scheduled for February 14.
A fashion insider who spoke to the New York Post said the show may be held in a digital format instead of a physical presentation. A brand representative also told the publication, “Marchesa is looking forward to presenting their Fall ’18 collection in an updated format this season.”
“Georgina couldn’t go through with it," a source told The Post. "She was too scared.”
In October, Chapman denounced Weinstein's behavior in a statement to People. "My heart breaks for all the women who have suffered tremendous pain because of these unforgivable actions," she said. "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.” (Weinstein has denied any allegations of non-consensual sex.)
Marchesa, which launched in 2004, is known for its romantic and ethereal aesthetic, and Chapman's designs were a red-carpet fixture for years. Celebrities like Sandra Bullock, Blake Lively, and Chrissy Teigen have worn the label to various events, although Weinstein reportedly bullied some stars into wearing his wife's dresses.
With Marchesa forgoing a traditional runway event this season, the public will have to wait and see what exactly the "updated format" of its show will entail.
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