Donna Karan suggests Harvey Weinstein accusers ‘ask for it’
‘You look at everything all over the world today and how women are dressing and what they are asking by just presenting themselves the way they do. What are they asking for? Trouble’
Donna Karan sounds like our Desi Moral Police. Shame on her!
Now it becomes clear how fashion label, Marchesa had a stupendous rise and became the most spotted ensemble on red-carpets. The co-founder of Marchesa, Georgina Chapman, 41, began dating Hollywoof producer, Harvey Weinstein in 2004 after he left his first wife. They were married Dec. 15, 2007, and have two children together. The English designer, who co-founded Marchesa in 2004 with former model Keren Craig rose to limelight courtesy Weinstein’s clout in Hollywood and his close relationship with Anna Wintour of Vogue. Weinstein used his Hollywood connections early in the label’s history to help place Marchesa gowns on A-list stars such as Sandra Bullock, Penelope Cruz, Renee Zellweger, Anne Hathaway, Kate Hudson and Jennifer Lopez.
Fashion insiders are wondering how Marchesa, whose evening and bridal wear is often described as fairytale-like, can survive the nightmare association with the producer, who was fired by The Weinstein Co. board Sunday following allegations first published in The New York Times that he has been sexually harassing women for decades, including actress Ashley Judd, who was quoted in the story. Even Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie came out and shared their bit about how they were predated upon by Weinstein
Several celebrities have also come out in the media criticizing Weinstein, including Lena Dunham, Dame Judi Dench and Meryl Streep. Harvey Weinstein’s love-affair with fashion goes long back. He was the man behind Project Runway (now removed), Weinstein is cozy with Vogue’s Wintour, having co-hosted both fashion and Democratic political fundraising events with her over the years, and he and Chapman are regular guests at her annual Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute galas. “When I wasn’t doing so well, Anna would throw a party and put me next to Bernard Arnault,” Weinstein told The Wall Street Journal in 2011, referring to the powerful Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy CEO, adding that several business deals came out of the introduction.
Hollywood will definitely dump Marchesa. Verdict is still not out on Wintour’s bias for the label. Perhaps Chapman — and Marchesa — will be stronger without Weinstein. Kitsch hope your Marchesa stocks are sold out!