Saturday, October 28, 2017

After the Weinstein Scandal Now Let's see who worked with and supported Terry Richardson and why ?

When I read the news that photographer Terry Richardson is banned from working with Vogue and other Conde Nast magazines, it got me thinking.

He has been accused of sexually assaulting multiple women over the last decade.

Natalia Vodianova by Terry Richardson

We all heard the scandal in 2010, when he was accused of sexually exploiting models.
 "Richardson has now found himself at the center of a storm as debate rages across the US fashion media after Rie Rasmussen, the Danish model-turned-filmmaker, confronted him at a party during Paris fashion week.
"I told him what you do is completely degrading to women, I hope you know you only [bleep] girls because you have a camera, lots of fashion contacts and get your pictures in Vogue," Rasmussen told the New York Post. She claimed Richardson fled the party, then called her agency to complain."  via The Guardian

Later, in 2014, several models Richardson had photographed claimed they were assaulted on set.

How come that he could still work in the fashion industry after all those allegations against him? Who were the people who still worked with him and supported him?

I searched on the internet and I found a very interesting article about feminist Maria Grazia Chiuri ( the current creative director of Dior ). She was working with Terry Richardson in 2014 after he had been accused of sexual abuse by more young girls. 
When Maria Grazia was the creative director of Valentino, she tapped Terry Richardson to shoot the Valentino campaign and also to feature his own hands on the photos.

Valentino Campaign by Terry Richardson

I read at DailyMail:
 Fashion label Valentino has been slammed by industry insiders for featuring photographer Terry Richardson in its latest campaign, despite the series of shocking allegations of sexual assault that have been made against him by more than a dozen models. Many critics have been left horrified that the brand has continued to show its support for Richardson and his work. 
Maria Grazia Chiuri says about herself that she is a "feminist".  

Maria Grazia Chiuri, creative Director at Christian Dior
When I read that Maria Grazia worked with Richardson the first thing came to my mind was her
" We should all be feminist Dior T- Shirt $710 " 
What does Maria Grazia mean by being a feminist? 

Jennifer Lawrence wearing Dior T Shirt
Oscar winning actress, Jennifer Lawrence sitting front row with Harvey Weinstein at the Christian Dior fashion show

 I found another interesting article.
Guess who else hired Terry Richardson? 
Natalia Vodianova, Russian model, mother of 5. She is living with Antoine Arnault, son of the billionaire Bernard Arnault, the owner of fashion brands like Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior, Givenchy.

 Natalia Vodianova's Etam collection's video was shot by Terry Richardson in 2014. Everyone heard about Richardson's scandal with young girls. Then why did Natalia Vodianova hire him for her collections film?
Natalia says about herself that she is a " philanthropist, who is collecting lot of money for Russian children with special needs" .

 Natalia Vodianova with Antoine Arnault sitting front row at the Etam show in Paris.

Terry Richardson's video for the Etam 2014 Show

Natalia Vodianova by Terry Richardson
 Terry Richardson shot the Louis Vuitton Supreme lookbook in 2017 Summer. 
You can see the lookbook here. 

Terry Richardson shot the new Louis Vuitton Supreme lookbook, photo: hypebeast

 In 2010 Marc Jacobs defended Terry Richardson.

"We asked Jacobs whether sexy photo shoots with young models should be more closely monitored by the fashion industry. “I’ve worked with Terry and Terry has asked me to do some crazy things,” Jacobs said. “I know that those pictures will exist if I do them. But I’m a big boy and I can say no.”
… Talking more widely about the industry, he added: “If a girl is underage, maybe the girl’s agent or chaperon should be present on the shoot. That’s the hard part. Who’s to blame or who’s to watch?” via the Cut
Terry Richardson with Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs by Terry Richardson photo stylecaster

In his profile for The New Yorker Marc Jacobs said:

“I’m going to get a ‘shameless’ tattoo next,” he said, the Eiffel Tower sparkling behind him in the night sky. “That’s what I think everyone should aspire to in life: being shameless.”

Rose McGowan speaks publicly in Detroit, first time since Weinstein allegations 



More articles: 

 Marc Jacobs has been harassing me since I was 16 years old and copying my designs and my photos for 9 years, read more here

 A Marc Jacobs free gift bag may have gotten a fashion writer fired.

To read more on how Jacobs controls Terry Richardson, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, and more  click here

Adidas sues Marc Jacobs over stripes designs, read more here

 If you want to walk the Marc Jacobs runway all you have to do is to satisfy his perverse fantasy 

Raf Simons copied my designs for Dior and now exists the fashion house.

Sofia Coppola copied my photos for the Miss Dior Cherie Campaign, check the photos here

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