Georgina Chapman

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Georgina Chapman
Georgina Chapman at Met Opera.jpg
Chapman at the Metropolitan Opera opening, September 22, 2008
Born Georgina Rose Chapman[1]
(1976-04-14) 14 April 1976 (age 38)
London, England
Nationality British
Occupation Fashion designer
Spouse(s) Harvey Weinstein (2007-present; 2 children)
Labels Marchesa

Georgina Rose Chapman (born 14 April 1976) is an English fashion designer and actress. Chapman, alongside Keren Craig, an actress and a former model, are the co-founders of fashion label Marchesa.

Life and career[edit]

Chapman was born in London, England, the daughter of Caroline Wonfor, a journalist, and Brian Chapman, a multi-millionaire businessman and owner of the organic coffee company Percol.[2][3] Chapman grew up in Richmond, West London.

In college she lived in a Shepherd's Bush flat, where she remained until recently with her dog, Rocky.[4] In her twenties, Chapman modelled in Head & Shoulders and Soothers ads as well as the music video for Brit Pop band Pulp's Common People.

Chapman met future partner Keren Craig, while they were both students at Chelsea College of Art and Design.[5] Chapman graduated from Wimbledon School of Art in 2001 and began her career as a costume designer. After graduation, Chapman appeared in various television shows and films.

In 2004, she and Craig launched Marchesa, named after socialite Marchesa Luisa Casati.[5] Investors of the brand include Giuseppe Cipriani and Steve Witkoff.[4] In 2006, the label was named one of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund's top ten finalists.[6]

In 2010, she was named in Tatler’s top 10 best-dressed list.[7]

In 2012, Chapman was a judge on Project Runway: All Stars. She continues in that role for the 2013 season.

Personal life[edit]

Chapman started dating film producer Harvey Weinstein in December 2004, after he left his first wife. They married on 15 December 2007 in Connecticut, USA. The couple splits their time between a West Village townhouse, a seafront home in Westport, Connecticut, and a mansion in Los Angeles. Chapman gave birth to the couple's first child, daughter India Pearl, on 30 August 2010.[8][9] On 1 December 2012, the couple announced they were expecting their second child together. On 11 April 2013, they welcomed their son, Dashiell Max Robert.[10]

Filmography[edit]

  • Project Runway: All Stars (2012-2013) – Herself, judge
  • Gossip Girl (2009) .... Herself
  • Awake (2007) .... Penny Carver
  • The Nanny Diaries (2007) .... TriBeCa Fashionista
  • Don't - Fake Trailer in between Planet Terror & Death Proof in Grindhouse (2006)
  • Factory Girl (2006) .... Interviewer
  • "Project Catwalk" (2006) TV Series .... Herself - Guest Panelist Season 1, Episode 9
  • Derailed (2005/I) .... Candy
  • The Business (2005) .... Carly
  • Match Point (2005) .... Nola Co-Worker
  • Danny the Dog (2005) .... Floozy 1
  • Zemanovaload (2005) .... Jenna
  • "Rosemary & Thyme" .... Celia Llewellyn (1 episode, 2004)
  • The Italian Rapscallion (2004) TV Episode .... Celia Llewellyn
  • Bride & Prejudice (2004) .... Anne
  • A Soldier's Tunic (2004) .... Katherine Cranborn
  • Piccadilly Jim (2004) .... Connie 1
  • Shanghai Knights (2003) .... Debutante
  • Sons & Lovers (2003) (TV) .... Louie
  • Jeffrey Archer: The Truth (2002) (TV) .... Secretary
  • Desire (2001) .... Eve

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