The fashion world has finally broken its silence on the allegations against Harvey Weinstein.

Although primarily known for his work in Hollywood, Weinstein is also closely linked with the fashion world. His wife Georgina Chapman (who, after the story broke, announced she was leaving him) is the co-founder of label Marchesa, while Weinstein produced Project Runway, was involved in the revival of Halston and has co-hosted political fundraisers with Vogue‘s Anna Wintour.

On Friday, The New York Times published statements from Anna Wintour and Tom Ford that condemned Weinstein.

“Behavior like this is appalling and unacceptable,” Wintour said. “I feel horrible about what these women have experienced and admire their bravery in coming forward. My heart goes out to them, as well as to Georgina and the children. We all have a role to play in creating safe environments where everyone can be free to work without fear.”

Ford, whose debut film A Single Man was distributed by Weinstein’s company, said, “What Harvey has done is shocking, indefensible and disturbing on many levels. I knew that Harvey certainly liked beautiful young women. I had no idea of his predatory and abusive behavior or that he had paid settlements to anyone.”

Models Cara Delevigne and Heidi Klum have also released statements against Weinstein. Taking to Instagram, Delevigne opened up about her own encounter with the producer, detailing how after a meeting about an upcoming movie he attempted to get her involved in a threesome.

When I first started to work as an actress, i was working on a film and I received a call from‎ Harvey Weinstein asking if I had slept with any of the women I was seen out with in the media. It was a very odd and uncomfortable call….i answered none of his questions and hurried off the phone but before I hung up, he said to me that If I was gay or decided to be with a woman especially in public that I'd never get the role of a straight woman or make it as an actress in Hollywood. A year or two later, I went to a meeting with him in the lobby of a hotel with a director about an upcoming film. The director left the meeting and Harvey asked me to stay and chat with him. As soon as we were alone he began to brag about all the actresses he had slept with and how he had made their careers and spoke about other inappropriate things of a sexual nature. He then invited me to his room. I quickly declined and asked his assistant if my car was outside. She said it wasn't and wouldn't be for a bit and I should go to his room. At that moment I felt very powerless and scared but didn't want to act that way hoping that I was wrong about the situation. When I arrived I was relieved to find another woman in his room and thought immediately I was safe. He asked us to kiss and she began some sort of advances upon his direction. I swiftly got up and asked him if he knew that I could sing. And I began to sing….i thought it would make the situation better….more professional….like an audition….i was so nervous. After singing I said again that I had to leave. He walked me to the door and stood in front of it and tried to kiss me on the lips. I stopped him and managed to get out of the room. I still got the part for the film and always thought that he gave it to me because of what happened. Since then I felt awful that I did the movie. I felt like I didn't deserve the part. I was so hesitant about speaking out….I didn't want to hurt his family. I felt guilty as if I did something wrong. I was also terrified that this sort of thing had happened to so many women I know but no one had said anything because of fear.

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In a statement to Us Weekly, Klum said, “I wish I could say that the horrible stories I read about Harvey Weinstein are a rare occurrence in our society, but that is simply not the case.”

She continued, “We would be naive to think that this behavior only happens in Hollywood. This is one example of the more pervasive problem of the mistreatment of women around the world. I think it would be hard to find a woman – myself included – who has not had an experience where they have felt intimidated or threatened by a man using his power, position or his physical stature.”

But not everyone has come out against the producer. Last week, Donna Karen was accused of victim blaming. When referring to the controversy she said, “How do we present ourselves as women? What are we asking? Are we asking for it by presenting all the sensuality and all the sexuality?”

She later apologized, telling CNN: “I made a statement that unfortunately is not representative of how I feel or what I believe.”

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