Friday 16 November 2018

Priyanka Chopra defends wearing Georgina Chapman's Marchesa line: 'That's the wrong attitude'

Priyanka Chopra arrives for her bridal shower at Tiffany's Blue Box Cafe in Midtown on October 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
Priyanka Chopra arrives for her bridal shower at Tiffany's Blue Box Cafe in Midtown on October 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
Priyanka Chopra arrives for her bridal shower at Tiffany's Blue Box Cafe in Midtown on October 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
Harvey Weinstein and designer Georgina Chapman (R) arrive for a State Dinner in honor of British Prime Minister David Cameron at the White House on March 14, 2012 in Washington, DC. Cameron is on a three day official visit to Washington. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and British designer Georgina Chapman attend the Time 100 Gala celebrating the Time 100 issue of the Most Influential People In The World at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 24, 2012 in New York. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A.CLARY
Harvey Weinstein and Georgina Chapman attend the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Priyanka Chopra arrives for her bridal shower at Tiffany's Blue Box Cafe in Midtown on October 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)

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Priyanka Chopra has defended her friend Georgina Chapman after several stars shunned her Marchesa clothing line when her estranged husband Harvey Weinstein was accused of sexual harassment.

The 42-year-old designer filed for divorce from the disgraced producer after he was accused last year of sexual misconduct by dozens of women, and despite not being involved in the scandal herself, many stars have chosen to shun her fashion label on the red carpet in the wake of the allegations.

But Priyanka - who has been friends with Georgina for several years - has now defended the designer, saying it “isn’t right” for stars to take out their frustrations on a “self-made woman”, as her husband’s alleged actions aren’t “her fault”.

The ‘Baywatch’ star - who is engaged to Nick Jonas - donned a $5,995 white strapless dress with a feathered skirt from Marchesa’s spring 2018 collection to her bridal shower over the weekend, as a show of support to her friend.

Priyanka Chopra arrives for her bridal shower at Tiffany's Blue Box Cafe in Midtown on October 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
Priyanka Chopra arrives for her bridal shower at Tiffany's Blue Box Cafe in Midtown on October 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)

She told Women’s Wear Daily: “Georgina’s a friend of mine, and she has been. 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.”

Speculation has since been swirling that the 36-year-old actress could wear another Marchesa gown to her nuptials, which are set to take place at the end of the year.

A source recently said: "The wedding is happening in India in December.”

It was previously revealed Priyanka and Nick, 26, plan to "blend traditions" from their respective cultures on their big day.

An insider said in September: "They really want to blend wedding traditions from both of their cultures that are important to them.

Harvey Weinstein and Georgina Chapman attend the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Harvey Weinstein and Georgina Chapman attend the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

"Priyanka is having a really good time planning the wedding because it's a mix of Indian and American styles and customs, which she knows so much about."

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