Harvey Weinstein's Scandal Is Already Affecting Marchesa's Business

Marchesa, the fashion brand co-founded by Georgina Chapman, the now estranged wifeof producerHarvey Weinstein, is already feeling the brunt of his scandal.

An email from the brand sent Wednesday revealed that its Oct. 12 press preview, where it planned to showcase itsspring/summer 2018 collection, is being postponed “to a later date.” It did not cite the split ― whichPeople announced Tuesday― or any reason for that matter, for the postponement.

But in Chapman’s statement on the separation, she explained that she was using the time tofocus on her children. She and Weinstein share two kids, India Pearl, 7, and Dashiell Max Robert, 4.

Weinstein and Chapman in February 2017.

“My heart breaks for all the women who have suffered tremendous pain because of these unforgivable actions,” she said. “I have chosen to leave my husband. Caring for my young children is my first priority and I ask the media for privacy at this time.” 

Weinstein has beenfired from his positionat The Weinstein Company, had hismembership with BAFTA suspendedand has been condemned by countless celebritiessSince the New York Times broke the storydetailing numerous accusations of sexual harassment and assault. More and more people have also come forward with their own experiences each day, includingCara Delevingne,Asia ArgentoandAngelina Jolie

Chapman co-founded Marchesa with Karen Craig in 2004, and has struggled to disconnect itself from Weinstein and his star power since the two started dating in 2007. It is believed that he had a hand in getting A-listers who appeared in movies he produced to wear Marchesa’s designs ― although Weinstein himself has previously denied those allegations. 

After helping “very, very little” with getting Renée Zellweger to wear the label’s design to promote Miramax film “Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason” in 2004, he eventually told Vogue in 2013, “It became actresses calling me on the phone asking if [Chapman] was available for them.”


Zellweger in Marchesa in 2004. 

This is not the only reported blow to the brand this week. A piece in The Hollywood Reporter reports that Helzberg Diamonds, which just six days ago sharednews of a collaborationwith the brand on social media, will notlaunch the line at this time

As awards season approaches, there are sure to be ongoing developments on how this scandal will have an impact on Chapman’s brand.  


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This article originally appeared on HuffPost.