Report: Marchesa Cancels NYFW Runway Show

In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein mess, Marchesa designer and Weinstein's soon-to-be-ex-wife is opting out of fashion week.
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Marchesa designers Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman walk the runway after the Marchesa fashion show in September 2017. Photo: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images

Marchesa designers Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman walk the runway after the Marchesa fashion show in September 2017. Photo: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images

While the scandal surrounding Harvey Weinstein's sordid sexual history may have been most explicitly tied to Hollywood, it's also inextricably connected to the fashion world. Weinstein's soon-to-be-ex-wife, Georgina Chapman, is one of the designers behind red-carpet mainstay Marchesa, and her label was quickly dragged into the spotlight as every corner of Weinstein's life was probed.

Despite industry whispers wondering whether or not Marchesa would indeed stage its usual runway show this February after press previews were postponed in the fall, the CFDA calendar for the Fall 2018 season showed Marchesa on the schedule for Wednesday, Feb. 14. 

But as of Tuesday night, the Marchesa show was officially canceled, as reported by People

So far, there's little word as to what Marchesa will do instead of a show — a Marchesa rep reached by Fashionista via email said only "Marchesa is looking forward to presenting their Fall 18 collection in an updated format this season" — but whatever it is, we're guessing it'll be a much quieter affair than the usual runway scene, which could potentially invite controversy.

We'll be sure to update this space as we learn more about Marchesa's plans.

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