Scarlett Johansson is one of the most versatile celebrities in the entertainment industry. Her ability to play a variety of characters with humor and heart has helped her build a successful career in Hollywood. She made her acting debut in the comedy-drama North in 1994. She performed the lead in Manny & Lo two years later, for which she got nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead.
Johansson has been one of Hollywood’s highest-paid and most sought-after performers. She joined the MCU as Black Widow and became a popular face. The actress has been surrounded by controversies while making a name in the industry. The Avengers star is a vocal advocate for feminist organizations like Time’s Up and #MeToo. She even backed Woody Allen in the wake of Dylan Farrow’s claims of sexual assault. The 38-year-old actress made headlines when she became the first public figure to don clothing created by Harvey Weinstein’s ex-wife after his scandal.
Scarlett Johansson chose Marchesa for her 2018 Met Gala look
The Met Gala has always been a luxurious event. It is the event of both a fashion extravaganza and a fundraiser. Designers buy tables to support the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the majority of celebrities walk the red carpet as guests of the designer who is hosting their table.
In 2018, Scarlett Johansson’s outfit shocked people as she went for Marchesa a design house that was gone from A-list favorite to a brand Hollywood royalty were afraid to touch. Georgina Chapman, the designer, and co-founder of the brand, was the ex-wife of Harvey Weinstein.
During that year, Weinstein was in the limelight for his scandal. Even though Georgina Chapman, who was Weinstein’s then-wife, declared her separation from him after the allegations arose, celebrities suddenly stopped wearing Marchesa, the fashion label she cofounded with Keren Craig.
Johansson, being a strong supporter of feminism chose the particular designer for her Met Gala look. The Black Widow star wore an off-shoulder ombré gown with appliquéd blooms and a watteau train.
Chapman’s line made a comeback on the red carpet, all credit to the Under the Skin star. Many questioned the Lucy star for publicly supporting Chapman’s designs. While speaking to Entertainment Tonight, the actress said,
“I wore Marchesa because their clothes make women feel confident and beautiful, and it is my pleasure to support a brand created by two incredibly talented and important female designers.”
Johansson is the first famous person to wear the brand to a noteworthy event, given that she attended the Met Gala.
What is Harvey Weinstein’s Scandal?
In October 2017, women in Hollywood and beyond came forward with harrowing accounts of sexual harassment accusing Harvey Weinstein. Rose McGowan made a statement and accused Weinstein of r*pe. According to reports he promised professional opportunities in exchange for sexual favors.
Additionally, other actors came out to say that the co-founder of Miramax had previously intimidated and bullied them into wearing Marchesa to events. Women like Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lupita Nyong’o, and others recounted their tales. Even Jessica Chastain and Felicity Huffman both spoke up about Weinstein’s pressures to wear the brand.
Source: Entertainment Tonight