Priyanka Chopra Speaks Out on Decision to Wear Controversial Designer Marchesa to Bridal Shower

"It was the right choice.”

Updated 10/31/18

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Priyanka Chopra has spoken out in defense of her decision to wear a Marchesa dress to her bridal shower.

The actress received criticism after donning a white feather dress from the brand, whose designer, Georgina Chapman, was married to disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein. Chopra spoke to Women's Wear Daily about the importance of "women supporting women" and vehemently stood by her choice.

“Georgina’s a friend of mine, and she has been,” Chopra told the publication. “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."

She continued, "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.”

Marchesa is well-known for its wedding-wear, and the brand's formalwear has been a red carpet fixture amongst A-listers since its inception in 2004.

Chapman announced she was leaving Weinstein in October 2017 after he was accused of sexual assault and misconduct by multiple women. Chapman told People at the time, “My heart breaks for all the women who have suffered.”

Chopra, who has worn Chapman's designs in the past, isn't the only celebrity to speak out on her behalf in the wake of the scandal. Scarlett Johansson opted for a red Marchesa gown at the 2018 Met Gala, and echoed the Quantico star's sentiments when discussing the reasoning behind her decision. "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,” she said, per People.

In addition to a dress that made her feel like a princess, Chopra's bridal shower certainly sounds like a night to remember. "It was amazing; my friends threw a really special party for me. And it’s amazing that it was at Tiffany, because I’m a fan of the brand, and it was really special in my relationship,” she told WWD, who notes that Jonas proposed to his future bride at the brand's Fifth Avenue flagship store. “But it wasn’t a normal shower. I haven’t even opened gifts yet, it was just dancing and cocktails and fun.”

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