Ever since The New York Times officially uncovered Harvey Weinstein to be the diddler on the roof a lot of people knew him to be, it’s been a fashion nightmare. No, not because we have to see photos of Harvey in all those ill-fitting suits, but because his wife co-runs a fashion label that is reportedly tanking.
Georgina Chapman, Harvey’s wife who left him after all this shit came to light, is a co-founder of Marchesa. Marchesa has been dragged into Harvey’s mess, because he put money into the brand and reportedly forced actresses like Felicity Huffman to wear the label on the red carpet – or else! Marchesa was recently dropped from a planned collaboration with Helzberg Diamonds since associations with rape and sexual harassment are most certainly not a girl’s best friend. Marchesa also cancelled a presentation of its latest collection, and it seems like customers and employees are fleeing the scene.
Page Six (via Vanity Fair) chatted with a Connecticut-based wedding stylist with the most Connecticut-sounding name, Diane Lloyd Roth, about her customers no longer wanting to wear the label down the aisle:
“I tell my brides to bring [pages] from magazines, and [Marchesa is] always included. [Some clients] were going to go look at Marchesa . . . and now they’re getting cold feet. They don’t want the association. The first question when someone’s getting married is, ‘Who are you wearing?’”
Runaway brides aren’t the only problem. Employees are also ditching the label because of the sullied reputation and kinda nutty work environment. A fashion publicist snitched:
“Everyone is trying to leave. Harvey would call Marchesa employees and yell at them, scare the shit out of them. It’s a tough place [to work].”
Georgina is apparently relying on the other co-founder, Keren Craig, for support through the bad times since they go way back to when they were design students in London in the late-90s. Now that Harvey’s out of the picture, I wouldn’t flee too fast, Marchesa minions. You know what’s a really tough place to work? The office where the boss’ name sounds like a season and she forces you to carry her delicate self down a flight of stairs!