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Scarlett Johansson Defends Choice to Wear Marchesa Gown to Met Gala 2018

Scarlett Johansson Defends Choice to Wear Marchesa Gown to Met Gala 2018

Scarlett Johansson is defending her choice to wear a Marchesa gown at the 2018 Met Gala on Monday (May 7).

“I wore Marchesa because their clothes make women feel confident and beautiful and it is my pleasure to support a brand created by two incredibly talented and important female designers,” the 33-year-old actress told People in a statement.

If you don’t know, Marchesa was co-founded by Georgina Chapman, who is married to Harvey Weinstein. Scarlett‘s choice to wear the dress first time that a celeb has worn the brand since the Weinstein scandal.

Marchesa also released a statement, saying, “We are truly honored that Scarlett chose to wear Marchesa for the Met Gala. She is an amazingly talented actor who has incredible style and presence. It was wonderful to work so closely with her in creating this custom look.”

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Posted to: 2018 Met Gala, Met Gala, Scarlett Johansson

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  • rose

    This is such a bad look : I don’t even know why I didn’t expect this from her … this is the type of things one would expect of Diane Kruger for instance … smh

  • LegalBetch

    First of all, the hair is just awful. Second, I can’t say I’m surprised by this absolute hypocrite who defends her choice to work with Woody Allen, and in the meantime publicly condemns James Franco. But really, the takeaway here is that mop on her head. Yikes.

  • GroundControl500

    Why should she have to “defend” her choice of designer? Utterly ridiculous and petty that anyone thinks they get to scold her on this.

    And WTF is wrong with working with Woody Allen?

  • Mattia

    I don’t believe for a second Georgina didn’t know what was going on. She allegedly played a part in sicking their attack dogs on Ambra Battilana. When stories came about about Harvey prior to the big expose they were easy to bat away as a lone deranged person.

    Even if she didn’t know about the sexual harassment, groping, or rape Georgina Chapman stood by and watched her husband bully, intimidate, pressure woman in the industry for years.

    Her Marchesa brand would not be where it is today if not for Harvey. Unless you believe every starlet in Hollywood suddenly started wearing her frocks because she was so talented. Funny how so many women who made films with Harvey also wore Marchesa regularly. Gimmie a break.

    Hollywood is back to business as usual.

  • Miriam Ma

    lmao,what a total hypocrite!Well she’s one of them so I guess she’ll defend her clan!What’s surprising is that she went after James Franco despite the none-credible weird accusation and yet defended publicly accused sexual harassers like Woody Allen and Polanski!!Just try to stick to your arguments next time

  • Maria M.

    I can’t stand Scarlett but she has every right to wear whatever she chooses without needing to explain or apologize. What happened with “her body, her choice”? I never understood why should a wife be punished for her husband’s sins. Isn’t that anti-feminist?

  • cutitout

    Harvey Weinstein was a complete puppet master and he was more than powerful and cunning enough to hide what he was doing from his wife. His victims, for the most part did not tell and if they did, they were often discredited. What he did was not in the open and I find it hard to believe his wife was cool with him being a RAPIST. Did she know he was probably a womanizer, sure but i doubt his less than virtuous dealings were dinner table fodder.

    His wife should not be punished for whatever he did, that would not be in the spirit of a movement meant to empower women.

  • cutitout

    This is not really about feminism anymore.

  • Vanessa Graten

    She is such a hypocrite…one minute she defends working with Woody Allen, the next she’s making Times Up speeches at the Women’s March, then she wears Marchesa like it’s not symbolic of Harvey Weinstein/sexual harrasment. Make up your mind Scarlett!

  • I am Evelyn Salt

    To absolve Georgina is utterly naive and intentionally playing blind. Everyone knew about Harvey for years. Harvey’s sadism and cruelty are legendary. Georgina knew what she was getting into, but it didn’t matter because she wanted success at any cost. Georgina is complicit in Harvey’s crimes.

  • Dieter from Sprockets

    birds of a feather stick together. ban all scarjo movies. whats with her horrid hair?

  • Nova

    I agree with you about the pettiness about the dress, but Woody Allen is a pedophile.

  • GroundControl500

    That’s because you believe her. I don’t.

  • GroundControl500

    That’s because you believe her. I don’t.

  • GroundControl500

    She obviously doesn’t believe Dylan or her mother. Lots of people don’t believe Dylan or Mia. I sure as hell don’t believe them. So what should she do? Go against her principles to allay the braying crowds?

  • GroundControl500

    She obviously doesn’t believe Dylan or her mother. Lots of people don’t believe Dylan or Mia. I sure as hell don’t believe them. So what should she do? Go against her principles to allay the braying crowds?

  • Nova

    Believe her? That’s only one situation. What about the fact that Woody Allen got involved with his adopted daughter, whom he is now with, when she was a teenager.

  • GroundControl500

    I understand people unhappy with his relationship with Soon Yi. I personally think it showed poor judgment on his part and disrespect for his former partner and the mother of his children. But I also try not to judge the realtionships of others and I have never been bothered by age gaps on couples.

    However, Soon Yi wasn’t a teenager. There has been some debate about her age due to lack of documents but it is believed she was 21. I think people use different ages depending on their agenda. 😄