Our favorite foreign born B+ list actress/singer not only got a dress for free to wear, she got them to pay her $25K to wear it.
She can wear whatever she wants to wear, but my question is who is financing all of this?
There is no consistent income stream from sales of the line because of all the negative publicity. It was not exactly making huge bucks before and had to be subsidized.
Maybe they think this award season is their last shot.
Georgia Chapman line “Marchesa” (Harvey Weinstein’s wife )
Marchesa’s Comeback Story Now Includes Rita Ora
Marchesa isn’t done staging their comeback. Rita Ora wore the Georgina Chapman-founded label to the ARIA Awards in Australia, a whimsical one-shoulder gown with layers of tulle.
Marchesa’s return to the red carpet has been slow going since Chapman’s estranged husband, Harvey Weinstein, faced a stream of accusations beginning in 2017 from women who said he had sexually harassed them. (He has denied the allegations.) Chapman took a step back from her brand at the time, Marchesa canceled its show during February’s New York Fashion Week, and Chapman maintained a low profile in Vogue in May—which coincided with Scarlett Johansson wearing a burgundy Marchesa gown to the Met Gala. (Johansson said in a statement afterward, “It is my pleasure to support a brand created by two incredibly talented and important female designers.”)- Source