Bride-to-be Priyanka Chopra who recently celebrated her bridal shower with a fun party in New York has reportedly invited backlash for wearing a feathered creation from designer label Marchesa, is owned by disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein’s ex-wife, Georgina Chapman, People reported.
However, Priyanka defended herself and Chapman saying that she intentionally chose to wear Marchesa to support her longtime friend and designer, who divorced Weinstein soon after a series of sexual harassment allegations against him kicked off the #MeToo storm in Hollywood.
Priyanka added that Chapman should not suffer for the fault of her ex-husband, calling the decision to wear the gown as “women supporting women”.
Chopra asserted, “Georgina’s a friend of mine. It’s not her fault. I don’t think its right to take it out on a self-made woman for what somebody in her life did.”
She added, “That’s the wrong attitude. I’ve known her for years, and that was a beautiful gown, and deserved to be worn by a bride-to-be. And it made me feel like a princess. It was the right choice.”
Priyanka isn’t the only who defended Chapman. Scarlett Johansson gave Marchesa its first high-profile red carpet moment at the Met Gala in May after Weinstein’s assault allegations.
Chopra who got engaged to beau Nick Jonas in July is expected to tie the knot in December.