Scarlett Johansson made a statement at the Met Gala, wearing a custom dress by Marchesa- the brand co-founded by
Gorgeous? Yes. Stunning? Definitely.
Scarlett Johansson controversially shows support for Harvey Weinstein’s wife by wearing Marchesa gown to Met Gala https://t.co/qtSFBPOjyt— Metro (@MetroUK) May 8, 2018
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,
Scarlett Johansson wore Marchesa. #MetGala— Buhle Mbonambi (@Buhlebonga) May 8, 2018
That's pretty major of her and I hope it's the end of the icing out of the brand. Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig are NOT responsible for Harvey Weinstein. Stop punishing them.
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.