Should Georgina Chapman’s Fashion Business Suffer for Husband Harvey Weinstein’s Actions?

Of course, there are stringent ethics violations for government officials that are at work in her case, and the first daughter does have an official White House role as advisor to the president. In response, she formally stepped away from the fashion business, though it still bears her name and benefits from the publicity of the association. (Chapman could do the same, at least for a time, leaving Craig as the sole face of Marchesa–just a thought.)

It all boils down to a similar question though: is Trump complicit in her father’s actions, and do shoppers want to buy into that? Many have decided they do not, and it was very publicly dropped from several major retailers including Nordstrom. But the brand has not disappeared; in fact, there are plans to open an Ivanka Trump brand brick-and-mortar store in Trump Tower.

Now, was Chapman complicit in Weinstein’s actions and did Marchesa benefit from them? And will shoppers want to buy into that? Time, and no doubt thousands up thousands of dollars spent on public relations and brand strategy, will tell.


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