Marchesa update: No official publicist confirmation yet.
But inside word is that Mischa Barton is the latest Hollywood lovely to wear a Marchesa gown — designed by Harvey Weinstein’s girlfriend Georgina Chapman. She showed up in her Marchesa frock at the Brit version of the Oscars, otherwise known as the Orange British Academy Film Awards which were held on Feb. 19 at the Odeon Leicester Square in London.
Barton, as previously mentioned, is set to star in "Decameron: Angels & Virgins," which will be theatrically distributed by Harvey W.’s new film company, Weinstein Co.
And may I say that I’m shocked, simply shocked at this latest Weinstein movie/Marchesa fashion connection.
The film will be shot in Florence, Rome and Tuscany, Italy. Barton is set to play Pampinea and IMDB.com describes the film’s plot succinctly: "Young Florentines regale one another in the Italian countryside while the Black Plague decimates their city."
Wow. Good times.
Barton’s frothy mauve chiffon gown sure looked angelic, although some might suggest that Chapman shorten the single strap a bit to prevent a narrow escape from "wardrobe malfunction."
Although such a mishap certainly would have made bigger headlines, wouldn’t it?
Photo: Mischa "Sure Harvey, I’m happy to wear your girlfriend’s dress" Barton looks like an angel in a Marchesa gown at the BAFTA Orange Awards.
(Tim Whitby / WireImage)