Georgina Chapman is a British model, fashion designer, and actress. She is vastly celebrated as the co-owner of ladies’ designer clothing line, Marchesa, and is also famous for her ongoing role in the reality TV show, Project Runway: All Stars. From her husband to her age and net worth, the following are answers to most of the questions you’ve been asking about this Georgina.
Georgina Chapman’s Age and Background Details
Georgina Chapman was born on April 14, 1976. Although she was born to wealthy parents – multi-millionaire entrepreneur, Brian Chapman and his journalist wife, Caroline Wonfor, Georgina Chapman has been working really hard to make her financial status worth talking about.
She started making a difference to her pocket in her 20’s when she modeled in the commercials for Head & Shoulders, a brand of anti-dandruff shampoo. In 2001, after she graduated from the Wimbledon School of Art, Chapman established herself in costume designing, making appearances at various TV shows and films. Prior to this, she had already met Keren Craig, a fellow model (who will later become her partner in creating a clothing brand) at the Chelsea College of Art and Design. Three years later, Chapman and Craig set up the clothing line. They named it Marchesa, after late Italian arts legend, Luisa Marchesa Casati.
The brand received massive patronage from celebrities especially with the influence of Harvey Weinstein, Georgina’s then-husband. It was rumored that Weinstein coerced actresses into patronizing Marchesa costumes, especially when appearing on the red carpet. The brand did so well that it made it to CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund’s 2006 top 10 list. Well, whichever way the Marchesa success came about, the significant thing is that it made a whole lot of difference to Georgina Chapman’s bank account.
Marchesa remained one of the reigning brands on the red carpet until the Harvey Weinstein sex scandal broke out. The high-end brand that was frequently worn by A-list celebs such as Jennifer Lopez, Cate Blanchett, Renée Zellweger, Anne Hathaway among others was completely shunned. Many had accused Chapman of being aware that her husband was using his influence to pressure celebs into putting on her brand. But Chapman denied the claims saying she never had any clue of the kind of life her “wonderful hubby” was living, and that she was “extremely naive”.
Anyway, there were some sympathizers who believed that Georgina Chapman should not be punished for her partner’s mistakes. Among them was Scarlet Johansson who boldly wore Marchesa to the 2018 Met gala, few months after the scandal broke out. Moreover, not all Marchesa customers were fully aware of Weinstein and Chapman’s marriage. As such, they refused to take the connection into consideration as regards their patronage of the brand. So Chapman continues to sell after all.
Her Net Worth
As of 2018, Georgina Chapman is worth about $20 million. Alongside fashion designing, Chapman’s wealth also came from the roles she has played in movies and television shows. Some of them include Weinstein’s 2005 film, Derailed and 2007 The Nanny Diaries. She has been a judge on Project Runway: All Stars, a designers reality competition organized by the Weinstein Company. She has also been serving on The Council of Fashion Designers of America board.
Georgina Chapman Children and Husband (Harvey Weinstein)
Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood filmmaker was Georgina Chapman’s husband. Weinstein had just divorced his wife, Eve Chilton whom he married in 1987 before meeting Georgina Chapman in 2004. Georgina and Harvey subsequently tied the knot on 15th December 2007 after dating for about three years. The union, however, came to an abrupt halt late in 2017 after over 90 women came forth with horrific allegations of sexual assault and harassment against Weinstein.
Chapman’s 10-year union with Weinstein produced two children – a girl and a boy. Her daughter, India Pearl was born on August 30, 2010, while her son, Dashiell Max Robert arrived on 11th April 2013.
The couple’s separation was a shock to the kids since their mum said they love their dad so much. Georgina herself was extremely heartbroken over the sad end of her relationship with Weinstein whom she described as a charming, very charismatic, and charitable personality. According to her, the man is a wonderful husband who is very supportive and well learned.
Harvey Weinstein co-founded Miramax, a very successful entertainment firm with his brother, Bob Weinstein. Some of his movies include Gangs of New York, My Week with Marilyn, The Burning, Nine, Restoration, and Shakespeare in Love.