By  on February 1, 2018

Marchesa will not have a formal show for spring. But it hasn’t yet pulled the plug on some kind of spring presentation altogether. That’s the apparent takeaway from the vague statement released by “a spokesman” on Tuesday night: “Marchesa is looking forward to presenting their fall 2018 collection in an updated format this season.”

The one-liner took the Internet by storm, raising more questions than it answered. Its deliberately cryptic tone did not do Georgina Chapman, Keren Craig and their chief executive officer Edward Chapman any favors. How the company would approach this runway season has been an obvious question since the Harvey Weinstein news broke in October. That news must have been personally devastating to Chapman — unimaginably so. But it also packed serious, inevitable repercussions for the company she owns with Craig. The upcoming collections season has been staring the partners down for three months — a harsh, unrelenting deadline.

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