Scarlett Johansson has become the first A-list star to wear a Marchesa gown in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.
The Ghost in the Shell actress stepped out in a dark red gown with ombre tulle skirt to the event held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on Monday night (07May18), while her Saturday Night Live actor beau Colin Jost donned a Dolce & Gabbana tuxedo.
While Johansson looked gorgeous in the dress, her choice of ensemble also marked a return to the spotlight for Marchesa, which is co-designed by Weinstein’s estranged wife Georgina Chapman, and has faced an unofficial Hollywood boycott since news of the disgraced movie mogul’s alleged sexual misconduct broke last year (17). Weinstein has denied all accusations.
Johansson has not yet commented on her choice of outfit for the fashion bash, which was themed Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, while representatives for Chapman and Marchesa have also declined to talk about the star’s glamorous gown.
British designer Chapman, who runs Marchesa alongside co-founder Keren Craig, has largely stayed out of the public eye since the Weinstein scandal emerged. In October, she announced that she was divorcing Weinstein, and cancelled the Marchesa runway show which was due to be held as part of New York Fashion Week in February.
Chapman and Craig instead chose to unveil their fall/winter 2018 collection via a digital presentation.
In recent months, some high-profile names in the fashion industry have shared their support for Chapman and Marchesa, with Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) president Diane von Furstenberg, among those to rally around her.
“Georgina is a great designer, engaged board member, devoted mother and good friend,” the designer told The Hollywood Reporter in April. “We all support her.”