Nearly four months after Harvey Weinstein was accused of sexual misconduct by a slew of women in the New York Times, his estranged wife has decided to cancel Marchesa’s New York Fashion Week show. Georgina Chapman‘s designer line has been noticeably absent from red carpets since the disgraced Hollywood producer was outed as a predator — so the decision to pull the plug on the show is not a huge surprise.
Instead, the brand will be presenting their Winter/Spring 2018 collection “in an updated format this season,” in the form of a digital presentation. According to Page Six, Georgina and her partner Keren Craig had been scheduled on the NYFW calendar for Feb. 14 but changed their minds at the last minute. “As they got closer, she choked,” a source said. “Georgina couldn’t go through with it. She was too scared.”
Following the disturbing allegations made against her husband of nearly 10 years, Georgina revealed she was filing for divorce. “My heart breaks for all the women who have suffered tremendous pain because of these unforgivable actions. I have chosen to leave my husband,” she said in a statement. “Caring for my young children is my first priority and I ask the media for privacy at this time. The couple share kids, India, 7, and four-year-old son Dashiell.
Amid the sexual abuse claims, it was also reported that Harvey intimidated Hollywood A-listers into wearing his wife’s designs. A publicist told the The Hollywood Reporter that Harvey told Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman he would only promote her new film if she wore the designer on the red carpet. “He was the mastermind behind Marchesa — orchestrating deals and using his influence in terms of the celebrity connections for her on behalf of the brand,” the publicist said before Felicity confirmed the report. Sienna Miller was also reportedly ~encouraged~ to wear the label at the 2007 Golden Globes, where she was seated with the former couple.
Harvey admitted to boosting Marchesa’s status in the past, telling Vogue in 2013, saying, “Maybe I helped, but just very, very little, with Renée Zellweger.” Right…