Georgiana Chapman along with partner Keren Craig launched the Marchesa fashion brand in 2004.
Marchesa markets to a high end womenswear clientele and has been worn by a number of famous customers such as Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Halle Berry, Olivia Wilde and Sandra Bullock. The brand is sold in upper bracket department stores including Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue and online Net-A-Porter.
The rise to acclaim was not so difficult for Georgina as she was born to a multi-million dollar earning father and later married the famous Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Not to say she is not a very talented designer and an absolutely jaw-dropping beauty, but it helps to have money and influence in your pocket to help you along.
She was born and raised in Richmond, England and attended the Chelsea School of Art and Design. Not long after graduation here rise to fame commenced. Her first collection with Craig brought rave reviews and the Marchesa brand became well known among red carpet posers and award winning actresses. Today Marchesa is considered for such special occasions along with the long time dressing idols like Valentino, Versace, and Chanel. That’s quite an accomplishment for a brand only 9 years of age.
Marchesa collections range from bridal, party dress, to statement Day-Glo. Like so many other designers before her she has realized the importance (and profit) in gaining the average Jo as a customer as well. Georgina has made the business savvy move of establishing a line of dresses that will be sold in the middle market via JCPenney. Pearl by Georgina Chapman of Marchesa will be exclusively sold at JCPenney. The line features affordable special-occasion dresses ranging from $70.00 to $100.00. The name “Pearl” comes from her daughters middle name (India Pearl Weinstein). The collection will be distributed as a 15 piece monthly installment of varying looks.
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