Monday, January 12, 2009

Dame of the Month- Georgina Chapman

Who she is: Georgina Chapman is the co founder of the sometimes amazing, most times remarkably average fashion line, Marchesa, and the second wife of the most feared man in Hollywood, Harvey Weinstein.

Why we love her: Though not the first wife or the only founder, she seems to be the only one that matters. Just try naming the other women, we dare you. Press completely ignores the other chick whose blood sweat and tears also went into creating Marchesa, and all marvel at the newly tamed, kinder, gentler Weinstein after his marriage to Chapman, 20+ years his junior.

Extra Credit: The daughter of a millionaire coffee entrepreneur, Georgina could have sat on her gorgeous English laurels or been quite content with her mildly successful modeling career (recognize her from her early nineties Head and Shoulder ads? Neither do we). But she didn't. She seems to be a workhorse who hasn't let family money or lukewarm reviews from fashion critics stop her from becoming a force to be reckoned with. We have a feeling that her husband hasn't hurt her visibility either. Ever notice that all the stars of the Weinstein movies (current and upcoming) just happen to be in Marchesa on the red carpet, or that Georgina has walk on roles in nearly every film? What the hell was she doing in The Nanny Diaries?!

Trivia: Marchesa just happens to be named after an Italian socialite and Femme Fatale, Marchesa Luisa Casati- another amazing Dame.

All hail the beautiful and alluring Ms. Georgina Chapman- a true Dame if we ever saw one.

When you are ready Mrs Weinstein, we have some great lingerie for you...
Hugs and kisses,
Dames and Broads