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Marchesa’s Weinstein connection

Label Marchesa made up of design duo Georgina Chapman and Kerin Craig , seems to be causing a bit of a stir….. Only launched in April 2005 and they’ve already dressed some of the top names in the fashion industry such as Rene Zewellger, Claudia Schiffer, Penelope Cruz, Mischa Barton and Felicity Huffman.

Rather than praise their success alot of industry insiders are mostly speculating, as Georgina Champan’s boyfriend is none other than Harvey Weinstein, the 53 yr old Hollywood mogul (founder of the film company Miramax) who is the boss of most of the women photographed in Marchesa. The success of the label has been attributed to Weinstein & Chapman’s romance, and many feel that Marchesa doesnt have much to offer, which is possibly true but a bit harsh.

Hasnt it been said time and time again that in fashion its alot about “who you know”. Matthew Williamson uses his connections all the time, and has admitted in the past that his friendships with Kelis, Kate Moss, and others does count and he uses them to his advantage. There’s no doubt its an unfair industry at times, but if Marchesa are going to be criticized, then alot of other designers/labels should be also.

[LA Times]

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