Priyanka Chopra got engaged to Nick Jonas back in August, and the wedding plans have been full swing ahead. Chopra spent some time in Mumbai recently with a few close family and friends to celebrate the engagement in which she donned a custom Abu Jani Sandeep Khosta Couture piece. The gorgeous yellow chikankari sherwani with major embellishments was complemented by Jonas’s white number. The couple are so obviously in love with each other as they could not stop grinning during the event.
Once back in New York, Chopra celebrated again at the Tiffany’s Blue Box Cafe just the other night. She arrived in an ornate Marchesa strapless piece with a column skirt. Subtle nude Christian Louboutin pumps were paired with the dress. As unconscious of a decision it may seem to choose a white gown for a bridal shower, the designer behind this style is a bit more controversial. Marchesa’s Georgina Chapman is linked to the Harvey Weinstein drama that has been consistently swirling around the news. After her divorce to Weinstein, Chapman has been trying to regain respect for the fashion house and dissociate with her past marriage completely.
Marchesa has always been a brand that evokes beauty, confidence, and grace in the women who wear the garments. The choice for Chopra to choose this designer was not by accident, as she consulted with her stylist Mimi Cuttrell. Chopra opened up about her look to WWD stating, “Georgina’s a friend of mine, and she has been. And it’s not her fault. And I don’t think it’s right to take it out on a self-made woman what somebody in her life did. That’s the wrong attitude. I’ve known her for years, and that was a beautiful gown, and deserved to be worn by a bride-to-be. And it made me feel like a princess. It was the right choice,”
Chopra is not the only celebrity defending Marchesa’s head of house. Scarlett Johansson as well spoke up after wearing one of the designs to the Met Gala this year. “I wore Marchesa because their clothes make women feel confident and beautiful and it is my pleasure to support a brand created by two incredibly talented and important female designers.” All in all, it is evident that strong women, like Johansson and Chopra, can rally behind other successful independent women even in the hard times. Chopra and Jonas are continually working on wedding plans. If this was just the bridal shower dress, we can’t wait to see her wedding gown!