Post-Weinstein: Is Fashion Next?

The Harvey Weinstein allegations have triggered a closer look at areas that are closely linked to the entertainment industry, one of which is fashion.

While many have been wondering whether the fashion industry will be next to go through an extensive review of practices, we are here to tell you that this is, in fact, the case.

Well-known fashion photographer, Terry Richardson, aka the “Harvey Weinstein of fashion”, has finally, effectively been outcasted from the industry, after nearly two decades of sexual assault allegations.

Richardson’s career has been impressive. He has photographed Barack Obama, Kate Moss, and has directed music videos for Miley Cyrus and Beyonce, to name a few.

As such, Condé Nast International—the publisher of Vogue, GQ, and Glamour—has blacklisted  Richardson and fashion houses Valentino, Bulgari and Diesel have ended their relationship with him.

“Any shoots that have been commission[ed] or any shoots that have been completed but not yet published, should be killed and substituted with other material,” wrote James Woolhouse, Condé’s executive vice president, in an email. This internal email was leaked, but the accuracy of it has been confirmed.

So why did it take so long to stand up against Richardson? It is likely that his fame and position in the industry protected him from the consequences of his despicable actions, which should no longer be the case.

While we are happy that he is finally facing the outcome of all that he has done, we hope that this investigation continues and that we see it all the way through.

Information and quote accredited to Mashable

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