Marchesa has cancelled its New York Fashion Week show

With just one week to go

(Image credit: Shutterstock/Rex)

With just one week to go

Georgina Chapman will no longer be showing her fashion brand Marchesa's latest collection at New York Fashion Week. The cancellation comes at last minute as her show was scheduled for 14th February, was cancelled last minute, and there are rumours the designer wasn't ready.

According to the New York Post, an insider told them, 'Georgina couldn’t go through with it, she was too scared. They were gung-ho . . . but as they got closer, she choked.'

It's expected the new collection will be instead be shown in a digital format, with a spokesperson saying, 'Marchesa is looking forward to presenting their Fall ’18 collection in an updated format this season.'

Harvey Weinstein and wife Georgina Chapman. Credit: Rex

This would've been a comeback of sorts for Georgina Chapman, who hasn't been seen since it was announced she would divorce Harvey Weinstein after he was accused of decades of sexual harassment.

Actresses like Felicity Huffman and Sienna Miller also said Weinstein threatened to sabotage their careers if they didn't to wear his wife's designs on the red carpet.

Georgina said at the time, 'My heart breaks for all the women who have suffered tremendous pain because of these unforgivable actions. I have chosen to leave my husband. Caring for my young children is my first priority and I ask the media for privacy at this time.'

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.