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^ Have to say, I've never heard that kind of talk from a lesbian before Really I don't hear it from anyone, but perhaps I'm not listening to the right people Haven't seen the quote ... I don't know who is the birth mother of their child, but surely she didn't mean that only one of them is a woman ... perhaps she meant that she felt she had truly become a woman after having a child.

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^ Have to say, I've never heard that kind of talk from a lesbian before Haven't seen the quote ...
It was during an interview with The Gentlewoman's EIC, Penny Martin....

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So when we got to chatting about her son Charles Star Matadin and the joys of motherhood, Inez’s attention immediately switched to panicking that I might be leaving it a bit late myself.

“You have to have a child! What age are you?”
37.
“Oh my God, you’ve got to have one now.”
Ever vigilant, Vinoodh intervened. “You were older than that.”
“I was 38, 39 – Charles was born one month before I turned 40.”
Rather than raise the possibility that I might not want what she describes as her greatest achievement, I bluffed. I’m not sure I could afford it, I responded.
“Doesn’t matter. You have to. You’re a woman, Penny. You’ll find a way.”
But do yourself a favour and read the entire interview here! It puts Alexander Wang's S/S17 campaign very much into perspective!


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'You'll find a way' (whether you want it or not) On the other hand, that kind of baby-positive comment is actually quite surprising coming from a woman in the business. Rather have I heard female editors teasing and gossiping about their colleague female editors, who have to leave work early to pick up their kids from school. It seems in fashion, no one approves of a single lifestyle choice you make - until they've made it themselves.


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So true! The fashion industry pride themselves for being more organic and individual driven, but the amount of times I've seen Kaia Gerber hit the party circuit?

A member on here once remarked that the reason why he didn't like Daria Werbowy was because apparently once she's done with the glitz and glam of shoots and the runway, she heads home to unwind with her dogs. (Cue to Les Sucettes liking her even more now.) No parties, drama, etc etc. Of course it was a funny thing to say, but it showed how the image of the model lifestyle is sort of set into stone.
Kaia is way too young to get into the party scene, isn't she 16? I believe there was a switch for someone like Daria, too. I don't think there's a model on that level who can escape the parties and dinners. The more successful you are, the more adamant clients are about you attending their party and pretending you're having the best time of your life. Don't know for sure if that was the case for Daria, but it's no wonder that for some people drinking (and drugging) becomes the way to cope with daytime work pressures too...

Werbowy's working it all out—in fact, she recently returned to modeling after a self-imposed hiatus. "I took a risk a couple of years ago where I decided to do the minimal amount that I could get away with, because I physically and mentally couldn't handle it anymore. And it's like, you have everything you want, what you dreamt of is coming true, you can't buy anything else to make you happy, so then you think, Well, what else is there? And you have to leave."
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A member on here once remarked that the reason why he didn't like Daria Werbowy was because apparently once she's done with the glitz and glam of shoots and the runway, she heads home to unwind with her dogs. (Cue to Les Sucettes liking her even more now.) No parties, drama, etc etc. Of course it was a funny thing to say, but it showed how the image of the model lifestyle is sort of set into stone.
Always loved Daria. Now even more!

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So true! The fashion industry pride themselves for being more organic and individual driven, but the amount of times I've seen Kaia Gerber hit the party circuit?

A member on here once remarked that the reason why he didn't like Daria Werbowy was because apparently once she's done with the glitz and glam of shoots and the runway, she heads home to unwind with her dogs. (Cue to Les Sucettes liking her even more now.) No parties, drama, etc etc. Of course it was a funny thing to say, but it showed how the image of the model lifestyle is sort of set into stone.
You know me well, Ben. 😉

I think this expectaction that a model should conform to a certain lifestyle is actually the origin of the problem, they are expected to ”hussle” for their careers, and everyone involved thinks that is a tacit agreement for all sorts of a abusive behaviour.

Thank you for the Inez’s interview, very interesting, but she certainly did not endear herself to me. 😄


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Boston Globe Spotlight Report on Model Abuse here
Many models are interviewed including Abbey Lee about the abuse they have faced.

Accused Photographers discussed include Patrick Demarchelier, David Bellemere, whose photos have appeared on the covers of Elle and Marie Claire Italy; and Greg Kadel, who has shot for mega brands like Victoria’s Secret and Vogue.

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^I don't even know what to say to this.

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Models also identified photographers Andre Passos and Seth Sabal, who often did test shoots that models usually pay for themselves to build their portfolios, and Karl Templer, who, as one of the world’s most powerful stylists, has worked with Coach, Zara, and Tommy Hilfiger.
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After Globe inquiries last week, Conde Nast, a media conglomerate that includes Vogue, Glamour, and GQ, said it has stopped working for now with Demarchelier and Kadel, and Victoria’s Secret said it has suspended its relationship with Kadel.
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Consider the case of photographer Patrick Demarchelier, who has maintained superstar status despite allegations that he has long preyed on young women.
Russell’s Instagram posts led one of Demarchelier’s former photo assistants to write in October to Vogue editor Anna Wintour about relentless advances by Demarchelier beginning when she was a 19-year-old intern, according to an e-mail reviewed by the Globe.
As his subordinate, she told the Globe, she eventually gave into his sexual demands, feeling that she could not continue to reject him without endangering her position. When she did resist, she said, he would later berate her on the job.
The woman, who asked to remain anonymous, urged Wintour to prevent Demarchelier from having access to other young women.

“It hurts my heart so much to think of how many girls, many my own daughter’s age who have had to fend off or give in to his advances because I didn’t speak up at the time,” the woman wrote in another e-mail that was circulated to a modeling group. “I remember many test shoots with teenage girls where Patrick’s team of assistants (including me) was dismissed for the day only to find naked photos of the girl in the darkroom the next day.”
The Globe interviewed six other women who accused Demarchelier of unwanted sexual advances, including thrusting a model’s hands onto her genitals and grabbing another model’s breasts, as well as making vulgar propositions. Most spoke on the condition of anonymity because they fear career repercussions for speaking out against people with so much clout in the fashion world.
Four years ago, Demarchelier allegedly asked a teenage model, “Can I lick your pussy?” and indicated he could make her famous if she said yes. Shocked, the model, who detailed the exchange to the Spotlight Team, said no and left the Paris hotel where the meeting took place.
“I wasn’t sure even if I understood his English correctly,” she recalled in an interview with the Globe, but then he repeated the question verbatim. “I said, ‘You should be ashamed, and I will never see you again.’ ”
About two years later, she said, she was sent to a New York City shoot with Demarchelier, despite having told her agents she no longer wanted to work with him. There, she said, he again posed the same crude question. The Globe corroborated her account with a subsequent agent.
“Everyone is trying to take advantage of you,” the model said. “At one point I was like, do I really have to do this to succeed? Do anything?”
Asked by the Globe about the various sexual misconduct allegations, Demarchelier said it was “impossible” that the multiple complaints against him were true. “People lie and they tell stories,” he said. “It’s ridiculous.” Demarchelier said he has “never, never, never” touched a model inappropriately. Noting that he is married, he called the accusations “pure lying” by models who “get frustrated if they don’t work.”
On Feb. 2, Demarchelier told a Spotlight reporter he still worked for Conde Nast — “I shoot for everybody,” he said — even though the company told the Globe that in December it had “stepped back from commissioning any new work with Patrick.” On Feb. 10, Conde Nast said in a statement: “We have informed Patrick we will not be working with him for the foreseeable future.”
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In interviews with the Globe, three female models who asked not to be identified accused Karl Templer, a top stylist, of yanking their breasts, touching their crotches, or aggressively pulling down their underwear without asking them during shoots.
One model described a shoot within the last several years in which Templer approached her while she was against a wall, topless.
“Karl comes up to me,” she recalled, “and gets down on his knees and yanks my underwear and my shorts down . . . really fast. I remember I’m gripping onto it with my finger and he’s still pulling.”
“He was trying to get me naked,” she said. “He was trying to pull off my clothes without my permission.”
The Globe corroborated her account with two friends and reviewed an e-mail she wrote to her agent before the shoot specifying she would not be comfortable with frontal nudity below the waist.
Templer, in a statement, said, “I deny these vague and anonymous allegations. If I’ve ever inadvertently made anyone feel uncomfortable, I’m truly sorry. Although physical interactions with models is a necessary aspect of my job as a fashion stylist, I’ve never touched anyone in an inappropriate way nor ever with any sexual intent. I’m always respectful of models, remain deeply committed to creating a safe and professional working environment and embrace the systematic changes that our industry is implementing.”
In addition, Templer’s lawyer referred the Globe to three former and current colleagues of Templer, all of whom said they have never seen him behave inappropriately and asked that their names not be published.
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Demarchelier name is the last one I expected to see here. I thought, he is only interested in gray backgrounds

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Not surprised at all by Demarchelier.
He's a dirty, disgusting old man and the allegations in that article just scratch the surface of his crimes. There will be much more to come.

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if this continues like this I think all the photographers will be fired from Conde Nast
Some model need talk the stories about Mert Alas he is a pervert

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OMG. Karl Templer is openly gay.... I'm shocked

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I used to love Bruce Weber, well I'm not anymore... After all these stories how can people still believe he's innocent?

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OMG. Karl Templer is openly gay.... I'm shocked
Did he marry with Christina Kruse, and have a baby already years ago?

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if this continues like this I think all the photographers will be fired from Conde Nast
Some model need talk the stories about Mert Alas he is a pervert
He's heavily protected but the absolute worst of them all.

The stories about Bellemere were bound to come out. I've heard some disturbing ones from his assistants and models and I guess the Globe outlined his "process."

Glad they also included that a model wrote to Anna about Demarchelier, but he continued working with the magazine. I was told a truly disgusting story, which also includes her, and I hope someday it comes out.

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