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Anna Wintour Supports Scarlett Johansson's Choice to Wear Marchesa at the Met Gala

The "Vogue" editor-in-chief went on Stephen Colbert's "The Late Show" to talk the Met Gala and sexy priests.
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Scarlett Johansson's Met Gala red carpet look might not have been the most out-there aesthetically, but it attracted attention for a different reason — it was made by Marchesa, the label co-founded by Harvey Weinstein's soon-to-be-ex-wife Georgina Chapman. Johansson allegedly wore the dress to make a statement that Chapman shouldn't be punished for the sins of her husband, and Anna Wintour agrees.

"Georgina is a brilliant designer, and I don't think that she should be blamed for her husband's behavior," Wintour said while appearing on "The Late Show" with Stephen Colbert Wednesday night. It was a sentiment echoed in her editor's letter for the June issue of Vogue. "I think it was a great gesture of support on Scarlett's part to wear a beautiful dress like that on such a public occasion."

In the course of her interview with Colbert, Wintour also recapped a number of other aspects of the Met, from which she said she's still catching her breath.

"It's been a lot of recovery time and wondering who's upset about where they sat," she said.

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She also made note of her appreciation for the outfits a number of stars — from celebrities to priests — chose for the occasion. As far as Wintour's concerned, Rihanna "nailed it," Cardinal Timothy Dolan "disappointed" her by leaving his red cape at home and she was delighted by the responses that Jesuit priest James Martin elicited in his "appropriate robes."

"Apparently all night people were coming up to him and saying, 'I really like the fact that you came as a sexy priest, and you look so authentic!'" she laughed.

Watch the full segment below:

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