As we noted in our earlier post featuring Emma Thompson’s brilliant summation of the Weinstein scandal (which you definitely should go see), we took this week’s podcast as our opportunity to hash out our own thoughts on the devastating and sickening news coming out of Hollywood, as the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal continues to explode outward in slow motion, engulfing reputations and companies along the way.
Part of our reason for jumping into the fray is because a journalist called us this week to ask us our thoughts on the future of Marchesa, the red-carpet-standard fashion house run by Georgina Chapman, Weinstein’s wife of a decade-plus. We hash out both our discomfort with the tendency to seek out women to vilify in this story as well as what we know or have heard about how Marchesa became such a red carpet standard and how well-entrenched a brand it is, both in the worlds of fashion and of celebrity.
In addition to that, no less a fashion icon than Donna Karan herself managed to get swept up in this one, as she wound up giving outrageously tone-deaf comments to the press about the issue and rather shockingly attempted to lay the blame at how the women were dressed when they were harassed or attacked. Again, we run down what we know about Donna Karan from our observations of her runway shows and designs over the years, and outline just why it’s not all that surprising to hear her talk this way, as disappointing as it is. Like Georgina and Marchesa, Karan’s brand is now facing some serious talk of boycott over her remarks.
And OF COURSE, we have a TON of things to say about last night’s Project Runway and the rather surprisingly efficient way it dealt with the biggest cheating scandal the show has faced in years.
Also, lots of opinions on these messes:
It’s all there, darlings. All the laughter, all the tears, all the bitchy opinions.
And once again, we thank you for taking the time to listen to our silly little show, dolls.
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