After what seemed to be an unofficial Hollywood boycott of Marchesa, Scarlett Johansson became the first A-lister to step out in a gown by the brand co-founded by Harvey Weinstein’s ex-wife, Georgina Chapman.
Johansson walked the red carpet at the 2018 Met Gala on Monday alongside boyfriend Colin Jost as well as also also donned a flowing, burgundy ombre gown by the completely new York City-based fashion house.
A source tells ET Scarlett approached Chapman to design the gown.
of which was the first major spotlight moment for the brand since Weinstein’s sexual misconduct scandal sent shock waves through Hollywood as well as also also led to the dissolution of his marriage to Chapman.
“We are truly honored of which Scarlett chose to wear Marchesa for the Met Gala. She is usually an amazingly talented actor who has incredible style as well as also also presence. of which was wonderful to work so closely with her in creating This specific custom look,” Marchesa said in a statement.
Earlier This specific year, they canceled their runway show at completely new York Fashion Week, opting instead for a digital presentation.
A spokesperson for Marchesa explained to ET at the time of which “Marchesa is usually looking forward to presenting their Fall 18 collection in an updated format This specific season.”
“of which’s all just too much for her still. She’s gone back into hiding altogether,” a source close to Georgina Chapman told ET.
Chapman has done her best to stay out of the spotlight since the allegations of sexual misconduct against her ex-husband came to light last fall. A source told ET in December of which the estranged couple were only in communication about their children, 7-year-old daughter India as well as also also 4-year-old son Dashiell. Chapman as well as also also Weinstein reached a divorce settlement late last year.
“Georgina as well as also also Harvey have spoken briefly since the separation, nevertheless of which is usually only about the children. of which’s the only thing she genuinely wants to discuss with him at This specific point,” a source told ET at the time. “She is usually doing all right today as well as also also will be OK. She carries a great support system around her as well as also also is usually moving on.”
Following the wave of allegations against Weinstein as well as also also additional powerful men in Hollywood, many actresses encouraged fellow victims of sexual assault as well as also also harassment to tell their stories using the hashtag “#MeToo,” a social media phrase popularized by activist Tarana Burke.
In January, Johansson opened up about the #MeToo movement as well as also also sexual misconduct allegations against fellow actor James Franco in a speech at the Women’s March in Los Angeles.
“In light of the recent revelations regarding abuse of power as well as also also sexual harassment, as well as also also the question of consent versus coercion, I find myself pensive, taking time, as well as also also digging deep to understand where we are as well as also also how we got here. My mind baffles,” the 33-year-old actress said at the beginning of her speech.
She continued, “How could a person publicly stand by an organization of which helps to provide support for victims of sexual assault, while privately preying on people who have no power?”
See more on Weinstein as well as also also the #MeToo movement from the video below.