Keren Craig, Marchesa co-founder, said today she has decided to leave her role with the company to pursue new creative ventures.
Georgina Chapman and Craig established Marchesa specializing in women’s wear in 2004. The brand has evolved into a full lifestyle company and now includes an eveningwear line, Marchesa Bridal, Marchesa Notte, Couture and Notte Bridal, as well as collections of both fine and fashion jewelry.
“While I have made the difficult decision to part ways with Marchesa, I have tremendous pride in the company, the team, and the many successes achieved. Marchesa will always be the realization of a dream,” said Craig. “Over the last 16 years, it has been the most incredible and fulfilling professional journey. I am excited to now begin exploring additional creative opportunities and to push my potential as a designer in new directions.”
Marchesa has had a difficult 18 months following the rape and sexual misconduct allegations of Chapman’s former husband Harvey Weinstein. The brand suspended its runway shows and over the last few seasons has held only presentations, without Chapman and Craig present. Hollywood stars also initially shunned the label because of the Weinstein connection, but a few have begun wearing it again – although far
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