Georgina Chapman is one of the designers of Marchesa, a successful fashion house known to dress Hollywood's A-listers for red carpet events. She is also Harvey Weinstein's wife. The two married in 2007, and amid the sexual-assault allegations against Harvey, Georgina announced she was leaving her husband.
In case you weren't familiar with her or the label, Georgina first launched Marchesa in 2004 with Keren Craig. The first celebrity to wear Marchesa on the red carpet was Renée Zellweger, who rocked a red strapless dress to the 2004 premiere of Bridget Jones's Diary. (FYI, the movie was backed by Miramax — a company Harvey cofounded with his brother Bob Weinstein.) Harvey also said to Vogue in 2013 that he "helped, but just very, very little" with the decision to dress Renée in Marchesa.
Thanks to a new statement from Felicity Huffman, however, we know Harvey did more than just "a little" to help the Marchesa brand grow. He reportedly threatened actresses' careers, including Felicity's, if they didn't wear his wife's brand on the red carpet. According to Too Fab, Harvey told Felicity he'd stop financially supporting the star's 2005 Transamerica film if she didn't wear Marchesa to events. Felicity confirmed the remarks with a simple "Yeah, it's true," response.
Designer Kevan Hall backed up Felicity's statement by saying, "I was disappointed when she told me that she could not wear my gown for her nomination for Transamerica because the 'godfather' said she had to wear 'his girlfriend's collection.'"
With this new troubling piece of information, only time will tell if Georgina and her brand can weather this storm. Read on to see who else has worn Marchesa on the red carpet.