Scarlett Johansson made a statement at the Met Gala, wearing a custom dress by Marchesa- the brand co-founded by Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman

​​Gorgeous? Yes. Stunning? Definitely. Controversial? Yes, definitely.

Why? Because of the name Harvey Weinstein is attached to designer Georgina Chapman- who is his ​estranged wife.


All of the charges and accusations against Weinstein from actresses who stepped forward to give accounts their harassment and in some cases assault brought about a red carpet blackout of Chapman's Marchesa brand. From once being prominent on dressing actresses, to scarcely making an appearance, things were on a downturn for the brand. But then...

According to Variety, Johansson approached Chapman and Craig months ago about a custom dress for the Met Gala. In a statement to them, Johansson said, “I wore Marchesa because their clothes make women feel confident and beautiful, and it is my pleasure to support a brand created by two incredibly talented and important female designers."

There were ​reports of Weinstein forcing women to wear his then-wife's brand, so yes, there is still some controversy behind the brand and as noticed by others- the brand did suffer as people practically ruled it out due to its former ties. But Johansson's decision speaks more about choice than anything. In the end, she's woman (A-list actress and activist) who chose to support other women... I don't see the problem with that.