Inside Georgina Chapman's ''High-Profile'' Support System Amid Harvey Weinstein Scandal

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Inside Georgina Chapman's ''High-Profile'' Support System Amid Harvey Weinstein Scandal

Georgina Chapman is not alone following her estranged husband, Harvey Weinstein‘s highly-publicized scandal.

The Marchesa co-founder separated from her husband after the many sexual misconduct allegations about the Hollywood producer began surfacing last week. Now, E! News has learned that several “high-profile” women have stepped up to support Chapman in the wake of this difficult time.

A source tells E! News Huma Abedin—who is going through her own public divorce from convicted sex offenderAnthony Weiner—reached out to Chapman as the allegations against Weinstein grew more and more intense. 

Chapman and Abedine—Hillary Clinton‘s top aide—have known each other for several years as the fashion designer and Weinstein held several fundraising events for the former presidential hopeful.

“In addition to Huma, several other very high profile women have reached out to Georgina,” the insider added. “People are calling her to see how they can help. They see her as a victim in all this.”

The source added, “Georgina is getting phone calls and advice from a lot of people right now.”

Harvey Weinstein, Georgina Chapman

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Meanwhile, Chapman spoke out about her split from Weinstein on Tuesday.

“My heart breaks for all the women who have suffered tremendous pain because of these unforgivable actions,” Georgina said in a statement. “I have chosen to leave my husband. Caring for my young children is my first priority and I ask the media for privacy at this time.”

Despite leaving Weinstein, many have questioned how the scandal will impact Chapman’s Marchesa brand, which the producer helped get off the ground as an investor in the early ’00s.

“The feeling among Marchesa staff is nervous and uncertain,” our source revealed. “The good news is, they had several buyer appointments this week, and no one canceled. So that’s a hopeful sign.”

As for Weinstein, he released a statement after Chapman announced their split, saying: “Over the last week, there has been a lot of pain for my family that I take responsibility for. I sat down with my wife Georgina, who I love more than anything, and we discussed what was best for our family.”

He continued, “We discussed the possibility of a separation and I encouraged her to do what was in her heart. In the end, she made the decision to separate. I understand, I love her and I love our children and hopefully, when I am better, I will be in their lives again. I support her decision, I am in counseling and perhaps, when I am better, we can rebuild.”

Published at Thu, 12 Oct 2017 20:09:20 +0000

Why Kendall + Kylie Lingerie Is the Jenners' Best Collection Yet

When Kendall and Kylie Jenner release a collection, we know about it.

As was such the case with Kendall + Kylie DropOne, DropTwo, DropThree and even their swimwear collection. The social blitz, which ignites the second the girls post a promo, makes the launches hard to miss. So when the famous duo’s lingerie collection, available at Topshop, quietly emerged Wednesday—without fanfare or notice on either of the young women’s social accounts, we were left questioning the line’s integrity.

Do Kendall and Kylie even care about this line? Is it somehow subpar to the others?

Then we looked at the collection, and any lingering doubts quickly evaporated. We could even argue this latest release is the Jenner sisters’ best yet. Why? In a nutshell, it’s just them.

“‘Beautiful lingerie shouldn’t be completely hidden under clothes anymore,’ say Kendall and Kylie Jenner of their hotly anticipated lingerie collection. Inspired by the sisters’ iconic personal style, the pieces are designed to make their own statement,” describes Topshop on its website.

This collection isn’t great because of the retailer’s affordable (in comparison to designer) price points or that it is endorsed by the Kardashian konglomerate. It’s that most of the pieces in the 37-item collection looks like something the sisters have worn in real life—not in magazine spreads, at a promotional event or for a brand campaign—but on the street, in Instagram posts, when their reality (albeit a tad dramatic) relates and excites our own. That’s the famous family’s whole allure, isn’t it? 

That’s not to say Kendall and Kylie’s other collections didn’t reflect their personal styles—there have been several offerings we could see—and saw—them wearing. But we cannot acknowledge the undergarments-as-outerwear style movement without giving credit to two of the trend’s biggest proponents. How many times have we seen Kendall in a lace bralette paired with a structured blazer or distressed T-shirt? Or King Kylie in high-waisted bottoms and a sports bra on Instagram? You can thank the entire Kardshian-Jenner clan for the bodysuit craze of 2016.

This collection simply feels most like them. There’s nothing in it that they wouldn’t wear. How do we know? Keep scrolling to see similar styles they’ve worn before.

So why haven’t the sisters been promoting the launch? Perhaps it’s the pregnancy rumors. Perhaps they’re still dealing with the flak from a previous collection, in which they used images of iconic artists, including Notorious B.I.G., Tupac and Pink Floyd, without permission.

Perhaps this lingerie line is so representative of their personal style, nothing else needs to be said.

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Published at Thu, 12 Oct 2017 19:57:00 +0000