Georgina Chapman

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Georgina Chapman
September 2008
Born (1976-04-14) 14 April 1976 (age 47)
Hammersmith, London, England
Alma materUniversity of the Arts London
OccupationDesigner
Years active2001–present
LabelMarchesa
Spouse
(m. 2007; div. 2021)
Children2

Georgina Rose Chapman (born 14 April 1976) is an English fashion designer and actress. She was a regular cast member on Project Runway All Stars and, together with Keren Craig, is a co-founder of the fashion label Marchesa. Chapman was married to film producer Harvey Weinstein before leaving him in 2017 in the wake of allegations of sexual abuse against him.

Life and career[edit]

Chapman was born in Hammersmith, London, England, the daughter of Caroline Wonfor, a journalist, and Brian Chapman, a co-owner of the coffee company Percol.[1][2] Chapman grew up in Richmond, Surrey. Chapman attended Marlborough College in Wiltshire.[3] In her 20s, Chapman modelled in an advertisement for Head & Shoulders, a dandruff shampoo, and one for throat lozenges Soothers.[4] Chapman met future business partner Keren Craig while they were 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.[6] 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 include Giuseppe Cipriani and Steve Witkoff.[7] In 2006, the label was named one of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund's top 10 finalists.[8] According to the 2015 Sunday Times Rich List, Chapman has a net worth of £15 million.[9] From 2012 to 2019, Chapman was a judge on the Weinstein-produced TV show Project Runway: All Stars.[10]

In May 2019, Chapman's design for an evening gown was featured in the 2019 Met Gala in New York as worn by Hollywood actress Constance Wu on the runway and staircase for the event.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Chapman was born with femoral anteversion, commonly known as being 'pigeon-toed', as the condition causes her toes to point inward while walking. At the age of eight, she was also diagnosed with dyslexia. She is good friends with actor David Oyelowo, whom she has known since she was 18.[12]

Chapman and film producer Harvey Weinstein[13] began dating in 2004, prior to his separation from his first wife[14][15] and married on 15 December 2007 in Connecticut, US. They have two children.[16] On 10 October 2017, Chapman announced she was divorcing Weinstein after more than 100 women made accusations of rape, assault, or sexual harassment against him.[17][18][19][12] They reached a settlement in January 2018 and their divorce was finalized in July 2021.[20]

Since at least early 2020, she has been in a relationship with actor Adrien Brody.[21]

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Georgina Chapman – Vogue.it". Vogue. Archived from the original on 13 January 2016. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  2. ^ Malle, Chloe (6 May 2011). "Fashion Designers Recall Their Mothers' Style". The New York Times.
  3. ^ Victoria Lambert (29 March 2014). "Why everyone wants a Marlborough missus". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 9 February 2015. And it hasn't just produced "better halves" for politicians – its reach of influence stretches across the internet, fashion, the BBC and Hollywood, through old girls Amanda Rosenberg (dating Google founder Sergey Brin); Amanda Harlech (former wife of Lord Harlech, and muse to Karl Lagerfeld); Elizabeth Ann Clough (long-term partner of Jeremy Paxman); and Georgina Chapman, "wife of" Oscar-winning producer Harvey Weinstein.
  4. ^ "Georgina Chapman". Fashion Elite. 21 September 2016. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Marchesa". Marchesa.com. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  6. ^ Khomami, Nadia (11 October 2017). "Georgina Chapman: no longer behind Harvey Weinstein, still behind a global brand". The Guardian. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
  7. ^ Fashion Mini: February 2008[clarification needed]
  8. ^ "Marchesa Designer Profile". New York. Archived from the original on 1 May 2012. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  9. ^ "Georgina Chapman Net Worth According to the Sunday Times". Discoversoon.com. Archived from the original on 26 April 2020. Retrieved 21 April 2020.
  10. ^ Seidman, Robert (29 November 2011). "'Project Runway All Stars' to Premiere Thursday, January 5 on Lifetime". TV by the Numbers (Press release). Archived from the original on 2 December 2011. Retrieved 12 October 2017.
  11. ^ "The Ghost of Susan Sontag Critiques the Met Gala Red Carpet". The Cut. 7 May 2019. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  12. ^ a b Van Meter, Jonathan (10 May 2018). "Georgina Chapman on Life After Harvey Weinstein". Vogue.
  13. ^ Twohey, Megan; Kantor, Jodi; Dominus, Susan; Rutenberg, Jim; Eder, Steve (5 December 2017). "Weinstein's Complicity Machine". The New York Times. Retrieved 21 June 2019. A clerk at a Los Angeles art studio where he commissioned a gift for Mr. Weinstein—a painting of a re-imagined "Hollywood" sign reading "Harveywood"—volunteered to Mr. Benza that a friend, Georgina Chapman, was seeing the producer.
  14. ^ Seth, Radhika (23 January 2019). "How Marchesa Is Staging A Red-Carpet Comeback". British Vogue. Retrieved 10 November 2021.
  15. ^ Auletta, Ken (11 July 2022). Hollywood Ending: Harvey Weinstein and the Culture of Silence. United States: Penguin Publishing Group Imprint: Penguin Press. pp. 449–450. ISBN 9781984878380.
  16. ^ "Georgina Chapman Welcomes First Son". British Vogue. 15 April 2013. Retrieved 1 February 2020.
  17. ^ Saperstein, Pat (10 October 2017). "Harvey Weinstein's Wife Georgina Chapman Divorcing Him". Variety. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
  18. ^ Green, Mary; Gugleimi, Jodi (10 October 2017). "Harvey Weinstein's Wife Georgina Chapman Is Leaving Him: 'My Heart Breaks for All the Women Who Have Suffered'". People. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
  19. ^ Chan, Stephanie (10 October 2017). "Harvey Weinstein's Wife Georgina Chapman Says She Is Leaving Him". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
  20. ^ Lewis, Isobel (14 July 2021). "Harvey Weinstein and Georgina Chapman's divorce has been finalised". The Independent. Retrieved 17 July 2021.
  21. ^ "Adrien Brody and Girlfriend Georgina Chapman Enjoy Date Night in Santa Monica".

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