It wasn’t Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost‘s red carpet PDA that had tongues wagging at the 2018 Met Gala — it was her designer of choice.
The “Avengers: Infinity War” star wore a burgundy ombré Marchesa gown to fashion’s biggest night, making her the first star to sport the brand on a red carpet since the Harvey Weinstein sexual misconduct scandal made headlines last year.
The brand was co-founded by Weinstein’s estranged wife, designer Georgina Chapman.
The design house has been plagued by Weinstein’s involvement following accusations of sexual harassment and assault that surfaced in fall 2017.
Representatives for Weinstein, 66, previously and vehemently denied any wrongdoing or illegal activity by the former Miramax head.
A fashion insider dished that while Marchesa previously dressed starlets in Weinstein-produced films, including Emma Watson, Cate Blanchett, Blake Lively, Jennifer Lopez, Kate Hudson and Halle Berry that “actresses won’t touch it now.”
Most recently, Marchesa’s New York Fashion Week presentation originally slated for February 2018 was scrapped.
In October 2017, Chapman, 42, announced she was leaving Weinstein. The exes reached an eight-figure divorce settlement for Chapman in January 2018.
Since Chapman has put her marriage behind her, it appears the brand may just be able to make a comeback, especially with A-listers like Johansson and Chrissy Teigen still in Marchesa’s corner.
Reps for Johansson, Chapman and Marchesa did not immediately return requests for comment.
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