Scarlett Johansson attended the Met Gala 2018 wearing a dress by Marchesa, the signature of the wife of Harvey Weinstein, Georgina Chapman. Obviously, this raised criticism, and Johansson explained why she wore a dress by this fashion house. Oukey.
“I wore a Marchesa because their clothes make a woman feel confident and beautiful, and it is my pleasure to support a brand created by two women who area incredibly talented designers and thats important” – said Johansson in a statement to Variety, where she did not mention Weinstein, with whom Scarjo worked in 2008 on “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” – A Woody Allen film.
The representative of Scarlett said to Variety that the actress was addressed by the designers Chapman and Craig, months ago, and they talked about dressing her for the Met Gala. The dress was custom made for Scarlett.
Since the burst of the scandal of sexual abuse of Harvey Weinstein, actresses and celebrities stopped wearing the brand Marchesa, which once was a favorite on the red carpets (so it became obvious that Harvey forced the actresses to wear their gowns).
Quickly after the accusations against Weinstein, Georgina Chapman separated from Harvey in October 2017, after 10 years of marriage.
Felicity Huffman admitted that Harvey Weinstein forced her to wear a Marchesa dress, threatening her with her career and telling him that he would not put a penny in her film “Transamerica” (2005) if she didn’t wear the dress designed by his wife on the red carpet.
Scarlett Johannson has been supporting the movement “Time’s Up” and “MeToo”, and spoke at the Women’s march held in Los Angeles. There she criticized James Franco for carrying the pin of “Time’s Up” – he was accused of inappropriate sexual behavior by several women – and people would be reminded that she worked for Woody Allen – director accused of molesting his daughter.
Anyways, Scarlett Johansson broke the veto of Marchesa on the red carpet. The fact that they forced actresses to wear dresses is an abuse. Just saying! What do you think?