NEW YORK (AFP) – Marchesa, the style label co-owned by Harvey Weinstein’s estranged spouse Georgina Chapman and well-known for clothes Hollywood starlets, has cancelled its runway present at New York Fashion Week, simply months after his downfall for alleged rape and sexual assault.
Marchesa has been a fixture of New York’s biannual style week since September 2006 and had been scheduled to point out on Feb 14 – Valentine’s Day, moderately awkwardly.
It was to be Chapman’s return to the limelight, 4 months after her Hollywood mogul husband’s profession collapsed in ruins following an avalanche of studies that he sexually harassed and assaulted dozens of girls over a number of many years.
The 41-year-old British mom of two, who introduced her separation from Weinstein final October and who has reportedly filed for divorce, has in any other case largely disappeared from view, and questions are swirling over the way forward for a label given a jumpstart by her husband’s connections and for dressing actresses for the Hollywood purple carpet.
“Marchesa is looking forward to presenting their fall 2018 collection in an updated format this season,” a model spokesman instructed AFP, with out providing extra particulars.
The New York Post reported that the label had opted for a digital presentation, alleging that Chapman was “too scared” to undergo with the catwalk present.
The announcement comes with the style trade more and more debating the purpose of the runway, with a slew of labels abandoning New York Fashion Week for Europe, or choosing different codecs to release their collections.