How Georgina Rose Chapman managed to make a name for herself in two steaming and highly competitive industries is a mystery to few who have read about her fight to the top. If you’re in the fashion industry, then you would have come across the name Georgina Chapman.
Are you an ardent viewer of the big screens? Chapman is a global household name and undoubtedly, will have graced your screen at one point or another.
If Chapman is this famous in two big industries, then what’s her net worth?
Before we dive into the net worth of this seasoned actress, let’s take a little a peek into her personal life.
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Who is Georgina Rose Chapman?
Georgina Chapman is an English actress and fashion designer born on the 14th of April, 1976 in London, England. She’s the daughter of Caroline Wonfor, a journalist and Brian Chapman, a co-owner of the coffee company Percol.
Chapman was born with the condition, femoral anteversion, which causes her toes to point inwards while she walks. However, this did not stop her from pursuing her dreams in life. While at the age of 8, she was diagnosed with dyslexia, yet she beat all odds to reach where she is today.
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Georgina Chapman’s education
Chapman spent the early stages of her life in Richmond, Southwest London and attended the Marlborough College in Wiltshire.
Later she attended the Chelsea College of Art and Design where she met Keren Craig, her later to be business partner and co-founder of the fashion label, Marchesa. In 2001, she graduated from the renowned Wimbledon School of Art and began her career as a costume designer.
Georgina Chapman’s Acting Career
Though Chapman had started out as a model, she pursued her acting career and featured in few films, shows and TV series in the early stages of life.
Not until late 2005 did she start getting more prominent parts in more high profile projects like Derailed (2005), an American crime thriller based on the novel by famous author, James Siegel.
A film which was directed by Mikael Hafstrom starred Clive Owen, Jennifer Aniston among others. It will interest you to know that this film was produced by The Weinstein Company, a company owned by Chapman’s boyfriend and soon to be husband.
She also featured in Factory Girl (2006), an American biographical film directed by George Hickenlooper, The Nanny Diaries (2007), a comedy-drama based on the 2002 novel by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus and Grindhouse (2007), an American horror fill double feature consisting of Robert Rodriguez’ Planet Terror and Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof.
As you guessed, all these movies were executive produced by Harvey Weinstein, owner of Weinstein Company and Chapman’s just divorced husband.
With her short reign in the movie industry being between 2004-2007 which coincides with when she was dating the Hollywood Mogul, media publicists have seen the movie roles given her as gifts from a lover. What surprises all, however, is why she back-pedaled her acting career as she got married to Weinstein.
Other movies featured in by Chapman include Unleashed (2005), a martial arts film directed by Louis Leterrier, Awake (2007), an American conspiracy thriller film written and directed by Joby Harold and Match Point (2005), a psychological thriller written and directed by Woody Allen.
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Georgina Chapman’s Fashion Designing Career
Georgina Chapman is well known for her fashion line Marchesa, which she co-founded with her friend and mate while in school, Keren Craig in 2004.
Though the fashion had a slow start, Chapman saw her label soar to prominence and profits from 2005, all thanks to her just divorced husband, Harvey Weinstein, the wealthy, powerful and troubled movie mogul she started dating in 2005 and married in 2007. Harvey being a big name and “controls” many fairer genders in the industry.
With nineteenth-century eccentric aristocrat Marchesa Casati as their muse, Chapman together with her partner brought to life the icon’s vision of being a living work of art.
With the explosion of their success in 2006, becoming a favorite among celebrities and critics, Chapman’s fashion label was named one of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund’s top ten finalists. Her brand is known for producing red-carpet stunners and paparazzi-friendly cocktail attires.
Their success in the clothing line has led to their expansion, incorporating a more casual and less expensive line, Notte by Marchesa, a wedding dress as well as a handbag line.
With the recent allegations against Weinstein and her divorce with him, Chapman has suffered a setback in her success story. However, she’s are not giving up as she and her partner are fighting hard to keep things flowing. Many have referred to their case as a dramatic fall, but Chapman knows better than to believe in falling and remaining down.
Who is Georgina Chapman’s partner, Keren Craig?
Due to the influence of Chapman’s divorced husband on the success of the fashion line, many have taken the co-founder Keren Craig to the background of the success story, presenting a picture which shows Chapman as a sole founder. The questions that beg to be asked is, “Does Chapman have a partner?” “Who is Chapman’s partner?”
Keren Craig is an English-Swiss fashion designer born on the 27 February 1976 in Lucerne, Switzerland. Keren co-founded the high-end fashion label, Marchesa with Georgina Chapman in 2004.
As teenagers, Craig met Chapman while they were both students at Chelsea College of Arts and Design. She, Craig, graduated with BA (Hons) in Fashion Textiles with Business from Brighton Art College in 2000 and afterward concentrated on print and embroidery design.
It may appear she has more experience in the fashion industry than her partner as Craig has done freelance printmaking at Calvin Klein and Dolce and Gabbana. At Marchesa, Craig is the Director of Textile Design.
There has been too much talk and references to Marchesa. While this piece is not about Marchesa, Georgina Chapman and Marchesa is like the sun and the sky, you cannot call one without the other.
Marchesa is a New York Based brand established in 2004, specializing in high-end women’s’ wear.
Founded by two people we have mentioned their name more than “is” in this piece, the brand can often be seen to have luxury Indian clothes and design elements infused, such as luxury clothes and textiles, embroideries, beadwork, craftsmanship and detailing such as Zardozi among others.
Basing their fashion line much on Indian couture, the Indian fashion serves as inspiration to the designers who also source their material and design elements from the current.
Marchesa, until recently, was known for designing dresses for many world-class celebrities including Scarlett Johansson, Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Lopez, Penelope Cruz, Anne Hathaway among others.
The success of the brand was partly attributed to the influence of Harvey Weinstein, who reportedly pressured actresses who appeared in his films to wear the brand.
After over 100 actresses alleged that Weinstein had raped, assaulted or sexually harassed them, Marchesa, once a big name on the red carpet, has been shunned by many celebrities attending various awards ceremonies and events.
This months-long draught was however broken by Johansson who wore a custom-made gown from the brand to the Met Gala in May 2018.
With notable investors of the brand including Giuseppe Cipriani and Steve Witkoff, the world awaits the fate of Marchesa on the eve of Harvey’s Weinstein’s indiscretion.
Georgina Chapman’s Marriage Life
Georgina Chapman’s marriage has been under the lens in recent times with Harvey Weinstein, her husband and Hollywood mogul being accused by over 100 women of matters relating to rape and sexual assault.
Let’s recall that Chapman and Weinstein got married back in 2007 after dating for a few years (2005-2007). A union which was blessed by two kids, a seven-year-old India Pearl and a four-year-old Dashiell Max Robert, have been defined by many as a ‘sexless business arrangement” entered only to promote Marchesa.
Towards the end of 2017, Chapman announced she was separating from her husband of 10 years after he was accused by numerous women of sexual misconduct. After the breakup that rocked the entire world, it was reported that Chapman stayed with her long-term childhood friend, David Oyelowo for a while to get her form back.
What a pitiful situation!
Who is Georgina Chapman’s Husband?
A lot has been mentioned of the name, Harvey Weinstein like he “played” a significant role in the life of Chapman. Or does he still?
Harvey Weinstein is an American “former” film producer, the former coming just a few months after he resigned from his own company, Weinstein Company, following the many sexual harassment allegations leveled against him.
He and his brother Bob Weinstein co-founded the entertainment company Miramax, which produced several successful films over 2 decades. He won an Academy Award for producing Shakespeare in Love (1998) and received seven Tony Awards for a variety of projects.
In October 2017, followed sexually related scandals he was involved in, he was dismissed, or some will say resigned from his company and expelled from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. His predicament led to the “Weinstein effect.”
A social media campaign “#Metoo” which led to the dismissal of many powerful men around the world accused of similar sexual abuse. On the 25th of May, 2018, Weinstein was arrested in New York and charged with rape and other offenses, and released on bail.
Harvey Weinstein’s net worth was estimated between $240-$300 million dollars making him one of the wealthiest men in Hollywood. With his recent scandal, who knows what will happen to Harvey Weinstein’s money?
What is Georgina Chapman’s Net Worth?
Gorgina Chapman is one top personality in our Celebrity Net Worth Today Reviews
Having been surrounded with so many controversies and media buzz recently, many have looked deep to find out the exact net worth of Georgina Chapman. A popular question being, “How much is Georgina Chapman worth?” With the scandals going around, you’ll be surprised.
Georgina Chapman’s Net worth is estimated at about $20 million with her income sources being from her acting career, her fashion line and many benefits she got from her just divorced husband.
With the recent divorce, according to the former couple’s prenuptial agreement, she may receive as much as $12 million a year. In addition to that, she will reportedly get a large sum of $4.75 million for her share of marital assets, and $3 million for a housing allowance. In all, about 11.75 million US dollars. What a price for being divorced!
Conclusively, Georgina Chapman might have suffered emotionally, and a setback in her fashion line, Marchesa, the future looks bright for her. With her fashion line getting recent rehabilitative moves from few celebrities and her alimony waiting for her, one might say there’s a bright future.
We keep our ears on the ground as we expect a shoot up of Georgina Chapman’s net worth by the end of the year.