It’s been a while since we’ve seen a Marchesa dress grace a red carpet. After the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke last October, the disgraced mogul’s ex-wife and co-designer Georgina Chapman postponed the spring 2018 collection press preview to a later date. Months of silence, on Marchesa’s end, would ensue. But Chapman’s name remained in headlines.
Tonight, however, at the Met Gala, the brand known for its ornate, red carpet-ready gowns made a triumphant return to fashion’s main stage. Actress Scarlett Johansson stepped out in a bicolored tulle number that may have very subtly adhered to the night’s theme of Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, but it reminded us just how skilled Keren Craig and Chapman are at creating elegant, statement-making fashion.
wavering in sales for the luxury brand, but on the bridal front, women are still hooked on Marchesa’s elegant fantasy. Thanks to tonight’s Met Gala moment, we’re finally getting a look into how Marchesa’s aesthetic has evolved post-Weinstein and the #MeToo movement. Craig and Chapman’s signature fairytale-princess vibes – once designed with Weinstein’s financial and strategic support – remain intact. And on Johansson, a strong advocate and supporter of the Time’s Up movement in Hollywood, it’s never looked better.
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