Scarlett Johansson’s appearance at the Met Gala caught everyone’s attention as her outfit became one of the most discussed and debated of the evening.
Scarlett Johansson appeared at the “Heavenly Bodies”-themed Met Gala wearing a floral ombre Marchesa gown made of tulle, accompanied by her boyfriend Colin Jost from “Saturday Night Live”. Compared to other outfits at the event, like Rihanna’s papal-inspired Maison Margiela look, Johansson’s outfit was more low-key, but still attracted attention due to the controversial Marchesa label. Scarlett Johansson arrived at the Met Gala on May 7 to celebrate the opening of “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination”.
Georgina Chapman co-founded Marchesa, a fashion brand that used to be a favorite of Hollywood’s A-list. However, the brand has not made any major red carpet appearances since Harvey Weinstein, her now-estranged husband who is a producer, was accused of various sexual misconducts by several women. When the allegations came out in October, Chapman postponed Marchesa’s spring/summer 2018 collection and announced her separation from Weinstein. Marchesa also canceled its New York Fashion Week show a few months later. Chapman expressed her sympathy for the victims and prioritized taking care of her children during this difficult time.
After Scarlett Johansson wore Marchesa to the Met Gala, many saw it as a sign of the fashion label’s comeback. While some criticized Johansson’s decision, she explained in a statement to Us Weekly that she chose to wear Marchesa because their clothes make women feel confident and beautiful. The brand also expressed their honor and appreciation for Johansson’s support. Other celebrities, such as Celeste Thorson, have also worn Marchesa and used it as an opportunity to discuss important topics such as women’s autonomy and the misconduct of men.