Priyanka Chopra supports Georgina Chapman in Marchesa bridal gown: "It's not her fault"
Priyanka Chopra looked stunning in a white strapless Marchesa gown for her bridal party, and the actress has revealed she intentionally chose to support friend Georgina Chapman in the wake of sexual assault charges against her ex-husband Harvey Weinstein by proudly wearing her label.
The 36-year-oldQuanticostar - who is engaged to singer Nick Jonas - described her decision to support the "self-made" British designer and her female-led company as "women supporting women: that's what we're all about."
"Georgina's a friend of mine, and she has been," the actress toldWWD."And it's not her fault. And I don't think it's right to take it out on a self-made woman what somebody in her life did.
"That's the wrong attitude. I've known her for years, and that was a beautiful gown, and deserved to be worn by a bride-to-be. And it made me feel like a princess. It was the right choice."
Chopra isn't the only Hollywood star to use her high-profile status to defend and promote the designer. Scarlett Johansson wore Marchesa at the Met Gala earlier this year, and declared it her "pleasure to support two incredibly talented and important female designers".
Chapman, 42, co-founded the label with Keren Craig in 2004. Weinstein reportedly applied pressure on actresses to wear the brand on the red carpet in order to raise its profile. Jessica Chastain was among names to be coerced into wearing a Marchesa gown, and was then berated when she chose not to.
Weinstein has "unequivocally denied" all of the allegations of sexual assault against him and says all relationships he had were consensual.
Meanwhile, Chopra was celebrating her upcoming wedding to Jonas with a star-studded party at Tiffany & Co in New York.
Lupita Nyong'o was one of the guests at the event, and she later posted a sweet message for the bride-to-be on Instagram: "My girl @priyankachopra is about to be very VERY married and if her bridal shower is anything to go by, her wedding will be fly, fun, and totally extraordinary.
Video: Priyanka Chopra defends harvey weinstein's ex-wife georgina chapman
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