Georgina Chapman, born in 1976 in London, England, is a fashion designer, actress, and former model. She, along with Keren Craig, co-founded the fashion line Marchesa which caters to popular celebrities both in the entertainment and fashion industries.
During her twenties, she modeled for Head & Shoulders and…more
Georgina is ranked #34 in the "100 Hottest Brunettes of AIM".
For their honeymoon, Georgina and husband Harvey Weinstein rented Denise Rich's 6,000-square- foot yacht, My Lady Joy at $250,000 per week for a planned Caribbean cruise in late 2007.
Georgina loves vintage prints and has three closets of fashion items from the 60's, among them a big 1960s Bill Blass ostrich-feather coat brushes shoulders with an embroidered red-and-gold Pierre Cardin kimono coat, a long, floral Thea Porter dresses share space with vintage silk Hermès blouses and Gucci caftans, as well as dozens of ladylike little Chanel jackets.
Georgina and husband Harvey live in a townhouse in New York City's West Village.
Georgina is 5'10½" tall.
On December 15, 2007, co-founder of Miramax films and Project Runway executive producer Harvey Weinstein married Georgina at his waterfront Connecticut estate. Guests included Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, Naomi Watts, Quentin Tarantino among others.
In 2001, Georgina graduated from the Wimbledon School of Art. She also studied at London's Chelsea College of Art.
Georgina's main inspiration for her style in fashion design is Marchesa Luisa Casati, a belle-epoque Italian aristocrat and fashion icon.
Georgina once lost a Bulgari pavé diamond ring given to him by husband Harvey Weinstein, whose father is a diamond cutter.
Georgina, together with co-designer Keren Craig, established and launched the fashion label Marchesa in 2004. It immediately became a favorite among celebrities and critics.
As gifts for their wedding, Georgina and husband Harvey asked their guests to donate to the Robin Hood's education programs who help underprivileged children in New York City and make contributions to Give2Asia's program which aid the disadvantaged in India.
When she was 13, Georgina started a band at her high school in England. They called it "Jesus and Mary Jane" and sang in their school chapel at night.
In 2008, Georgina and Marchesa co-designer Keren Craig designed the £100,000 wedding gown for model Colleen McLoughlin, who is engaged to marry football star Wayne Rooney. Their other well-known clients include Jennifer Lopez, Renée Zellweger, and Felicity Huffman.
Georgina owns a silver-blue Mercedes 280SL convertible. She rejected the classic candy-apple-red model a dealer offered her because it didn't match with a lot of her clothes.
Georgina: (on her daytime wardrobe) I'm obsessed with John Galliano, and Alexander McQueen is a gee-nee-us. I like to wear a vintage dress with a Topshop biker jacket and high-heel boots. Or a pair of jeans with a Pucci blouse, or a Chanel jacket and a T-shirt. I like Acne or 7 for All Mankind jeans the best. For T-shirts, I love James Perse.
Georgina: (on asking business advice from her husband) Of course. I'm a designer, not a businesswoman. Harvey reminds me to think outside the box. He's not about rules.
Georgina: (on her inspiration Marchesa Luisa Casati) She lived such a fantastic life. She literally saw herself as a living work of art.
Georgina: (on her dressing suite in their New York City townhouse) I wanted it to be tranquil and soft, a place where I could enjoy getting dressed.
Georgina: (on her and business partner Keren Craig having different approaches in fashion) We're a great combination-we complement each other very well.
Georgina: (on the people who threw her a bachelorette party) They put me in a pink cowgirl outfit and taught me how to lasso, which is a good thing when you're getting married. It teaches you how to keep your man.
Georgina: (on the second anniversary of her fashion label Marchesa) I'm not one to ever celebrate my birthday, but this is the birthday of Marchesa.
Georgina: I love imagining being someone else in another time.
Georgina: (on her reaction to skeptics who think her success is owed to husband and movie mogul Harvey Weinstein) It's all right, you know. It's fine. If anybody looks at how Harvey dresses, they realize he doesn't have terribly much to do with designing.
Georgina: (on jewelry) I love it, but I'm not very good at keeping it. I'm always leaving things in hotels.
Georgina: I look for anything that's unusual, that I feel like I'm never going to see again. I'm like a magpie: I love anything that sparkles.
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