BuzzFeed Asks 25 Fashion Companies: “Will You Still Work With Terry Richardson?”

It’s been four years since a model made the first major allegation of sexual misconduct against Richardson, and five days since the most recent. Slowly, some of his employers are beginning to distance themselves. UPDATED.

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For years, Terry Richardson has faced allegations from models that he used his art world acclaim to coerce models into performing sexual acts on him, or letting him perform acts on them.

Richardson has denied these allegations, writing recently that he never “used an offer of work or a threat of rebuke to coerce someone into something that they did not want to do.”

In April, BuzzFeed asked two dozen fashion companies that have worked with Richardson since 2012 whether they planned to work with him again; their responses are posted below. Initially only two said they had no future plans to work with Richardson. In June, two additional companies joined that list. The rest either declined to comment or did not respond to repeated requests for comment.

Read here about how magazines that have hired Richardson for editorial work responded to the recent allegations.

Last collaboration: April 2013, for the collection of celebrity stylist Kate Young, who has styled dozens of Richardson shoots.

Will you still work with Terry Richardson? “We worked with Terry on a campaign for one of our limited-edition collaborations. We have no plans to work with him in the future.”

2. H&M

 

Last collaboration: Summer 2013. Shortly afterward, H&M appeared to publicly end its long relationship with Richardson on Twitter, replying to someone who sent a 2010 Jezebel story to the brand: “If these accusations are true, it’s totally unacceptable to us. Currently we’re not working with Terry Richardson.”

Will you still work with Terry Richardson? “Currently we have no ongoing or planned campaigns with Terry Richardson and therefore choose not to comment further,” a spokeswoman told BuzzFeed.

3. Aldo

Aldo

Last collaboration: Early 2014. He also shot for the shoe brand in 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010.

Will you still work with Terry Richardson? “[We] are not currently working with Terry Richardson and we have no plan to work with him in the future,” Aldo Group PR Director Wendie Godbout told BuzzFeed on June 26.

4. Just Cavalli

Just Cavalli

Last collaboration: Spring/Summer 2012.

Will you still work with Terry Richardson? “Our company worked with Terry Richardson for his artistic and creative value and we are unaware about his private activities,” Roberto Cavalli spokesman Andrew Lister wrote in an email to BuzzFeed on June 26. “We frequently change the creative team that we work with and we didn’t plan any campaign with him in the imminent future‎.”

5. ShopStyle

ShopStyle

Last collaboration: December 2013. The PopSugar shopping website hired Richardson, model Miranda Kerr, and director Peter Glanz for its first ever ad campaign.

Will you still work with Terry Richardson? “We are not going to comment.”

6. Pour La Victoire

 

Last collaboration: Spring/Summer 2013, with model Jessica Hart, whom Richardson also shot for PLV’s 2013 resort collection — the accessories brand’s very first ad campaign.

Will you still work with Terry Richardson? “We, respectfully, decline to comment on the allegations put forth.”

7. Esprit

Esprit

Last collaboration: Spring/Summer 2013.

Will you still work with Terry Richardson? “Please note that Esprit won’t comment on this.”

8. Bulgari

Bulgari

Last collaboration: Early 2014, when former French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and Richardson continued their work on the “Diva” campaign.

Will you still work with Terry Richardson? No response.

9. Estée Lauder

 

Last collaboration: Early 2014. Tom Ford, who has worked with Richardson a number of times, also hired the photographer to shoot his fragrance adds. (Tom Ford Beauty is owned by Estée Lauder Companies.)

Will you still work with Terry Richardson? No response.

10. Zadig & Voltaire

Zadig & Voltaire

Last collaboration: Early 2014.

Will you still work with Terry Richardson? No response.

11. Carolina Herrera

Last collaboration: Early 2014.

Will you still work with Terry Richardson? No response.

12. YSL Beauty

Yves Sait Laurent

Last collaboration: Early 2014, the latest in more than a dozen campaigns since 2009.

Will you still work with Terry Richardson? No response.

13. Valentino

Valentino

Last collaboration: Early 2014 — the continuation of a campaign that began in 2013, starring Richardson’s arms, wrists, and signature thumbs-up.

Will you still work with Terry Richardson? No response.

14. Cole Haan

 

Last collaboration: Spring/Summer 2013.

Will you still work with Terry Richardson? No response.

15. Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana

Last collaboration: Spring/Summer 2013, with Dolce & Gabbana sweetheart Scarlett Johansson.

Will you still work with Terry Richardson? No response.

16. LOFT

LOFT

Last collaboration: Spring/Summer 2013.

Will you still work with Terry Richardson? No response.

17. Juicy Couture

Last collaboration: November 2012, for the holiday campaign. (And a cameo at 1:15.)

Will you still work with Terry Richardson? No response.

18. Isaac Mizrahi

Isaac Mizrahi

Last collaboration: Fall/Winter 2012.

Will you still work with Terry Richardson? No response.

19. Jimmy Choo

 

Last collaboration: Fall 2012. Richardson has worked with the brand since 2008.

Will you still work with Terry Richardson? No response.

20. Diesel

Diesel

Last collaboration: A very NSFW 2014 calendar. He also shot the brand’s “Fuel For Life” fragrance campaign in 2012 and 2011.

Will you still work with Terry Richardson? No response.

21. Mango

 

Last collaboration: Summer 2012, with Kate Moss. The brand also brought the duo together in 2011. Richardson shot Anja Rubik for Mango’s fall/winter campaign in 2010, too.

Will you still work with Terry Richardson? No response.

22. Macy’s

Macy’s and MADE Fashion Week

Last collaboration: Early 2013, for the launch campaign of Macy’s MADE Fashion Week collaboration. He also shot a Kate Young-styled campaign in 2012 for Macy’s line INC International Concepts.

Will you still work with Terry Richardson? No response.

23. Supreme

SENSE

SENSE

 

Last collaboration: Fall/Winter 2013, when Richardson shot skateboarder Mark Gonzales in Supreme for SENSE magazine. Then there were the famous Kate Moss ads in 2012 and Lady Gaga ads in 2011. A lot of NSFW here. And Kermit the Frog.

Will you still work with Terry Richardson? No response.

24. Kardashian Kollection

Lipsy

Last kollaboration: October 2013, for Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney’s line with Lipsy, a British brand.

Will you still work with Terry Richardson? No response.

25. BONUS: Marc Jacobs

 

Last collaboration: Richardson shot the designer and his Louis Vuitton-Stephen Sprouse collection in 2008 for Harper’s Bazaar, which did not respond to inquiries about Richardson earlier this week. Jacobs has defended Richardson against models’ allegations, telling the Wall Street Journal — another Richardson employer — that the photographer is “not ill-spirited.”

Will you still work with Terry Richardson? No response.

Email the author of this post at jessica.testa@buzzfeed.com.

(Information on recent collaborations was gathered with help from models.com’s up-to-date database.)

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