Georgina Chapman, born in 1976 in London, England, is a fashion designer, actress, and former model. She, along with Keren Craig, co-founded Marchesa, and is designer and creative director of the brand, catering to women in both the entertainment and fashion industries.
Georgina first attended the Chelsea College of Art & Design, with a focus in design. Following, she attended the Wimbledon College of Art for Costume and Design.
During her twenties, Georgina modeled for Next Models in the UK, Europe and the US.
After graduating from Wimbledon College of Art in 2001, she started her career as a costume designer. Prompting the debut of her collection, industry veteran the late Isabella Blow noticed a dress she had designed at an event in the UK. This in turn led to her introduction to the design community.
In 2004, Marchesa was born. The company’s namesake and muse, Marchesa Luisa Casati, is the noted eccentric European style icon. With Casati’s vision of fashion meets art in mind, along with Georgina’s expertise in design and draping, she continues to create collections with both distinctive and iconic style. Vintage silhouettes with a modern aesthetic inspire her designs. The collection is currently available in over 200 stores, including at Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus in the United States, Harvey Nichols in Istanbul and Dubai, Villa Moda in Kuwait, Podium in Moscow, and specialty boutiques throughout the world.
Georgina has been featured in numerous top-tier publications, including Vogue: January 2008 Best Dressed, Vogue UK, Harper’s Bazaar, Avenue, Vanity Fair, and Elle. In 2006, the label was named one of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund’s top ten finalists, in 2007 won the British fashion awards for Red Carpet Designer of the Year, and in 2008 won Britain’s Best Business Award.
In addition to her design career, Georgina’s film credits include "Awake," "The Nanny Diaries," "Factory Girl," and "Match Point." She appeared in the Fall 2008 Gap advertising campaign, and has launched a capsule bridal collection for Bergdorf Goodman.In 2008, Georgina was named jewelry designer 'Garrard’s' first guest designer. The Georgina Chapman for Garrard collection was unveiled September 2009 during New York Fashion Week.
She and her husband Harvey Weinstein share their time between New York City, Connecticut, and London.