Terry Richardson has worked for everyone from H&M to Pinko toRolling Stone magazine. Most recently, the photographer has been in the limelight for the sexy editorial he shot which featured Abbey Lee Kershaw, Magdalena Frackowiak, Eniko Mihalik and Freja Beha Erichsen touching each other all scantily clad.
Despite Abbey Lee praising him recently, it looks like Rie Rasmussen does not share her sentiments. "He takes girls who are young, manipulates them to take their clothes off and takes pictures of them they will be ashamed of. They are too afraid to say no because their agency booked them on the job and are too young to stand up for themselves," she told Page Six. "His 'look' is girls who appear underage, abused, look like heroin addicts...I don't understand how anyone works with him."
The drama didn't end there. At a recent party in Paris, she decided to voice her opinions to him directly. "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," she said. "Instead of arguing with me, Terry ran out of the bar. Then the next day, he called my agency and complained I called him names in front of clients in Paris. It was the most cowardly thing I have ever seen."
Last week we reported that the stunning 20-year-old super model, Daul Kim, was discovered hanged in her Paris apartment. Later, it emerged that the Paris prosecutor's office ruled her death as a probable suicide, sadly making her the ninth South Korean celebrity to commit suicide this year.
However, it seems additional details of Kim's death are still surfacing. This Monday, French weekly magazine, Paris Match, revealed that sources involved with the investigation said the Seoul-born model left a suicide note. Furthermore, French daily newspaper, Le Parisien, has reported that “multiple sources” have said Kim's father, a Samsung Executive, does not believe she took her own life.
Last week, many read – and reported on – Kim’s blog, speculating that she felt depressed and pressured over the stresses of high fashion modeling. Kim’s blog has now been blocked from public view in an attempt to dampen interest. However, it is clear that blogging was an important part of Kim and was a means to see her life as she wanted it to be understood.
In the early days of my modelling career, I think the industry was uncomfortable with how strikingly different I was. For example, I was told to have a nose job and get my breasts done. But I suddenly got very stubborn and thought, "Well, no."
In sad news, it has just been confirmed that model Daul Kim was found dead this morning in Paris. In a statement, her agency Next said: "She was a top model and a great friend to all of us at Next. Please respect her family’s privacy at this time of sadness. We will all miss her very much."
Although the cause of death has not been revealed, many are already specualting that it was suicide.
She will be sadly missed.
Our thoughts are with her friends and family at this sad time.
Ralph Lauren’s Blue Label advert, featuring the 5ft 8inch, 120 pound Filippa Hamilton–Palmstierna with a distorted, unrecognisable body, was probably the result of an overzealous Photoshoper. Although the team at Ralph Lauren has taken responsibility for the image, saying: "We have learned that we are responsible for the poor imaging and retouching that resulted in a very distorted image of a woman's body…”, the second ad on the right, from Australia, has also been shared around various social blogs, sparking off more bad press.
And to make matters worse for the American brand, in April, Hamilton-Palmstierna was sacked after four years with the firm, for, according to her, gaining too much weight. Ralph Lauren, however, claims she was fired "as a result of her inability to meet the obligations under her contract with us." As Hamilton-Palmstierna apparently put on no extra weight from when she initially started, it’s debatable who’s in the wrong… we’ll let you decide.
If they judge me for not being big enough, is that not the same as judging me for not being thin enough? When do we stop? My size shouldn't matter. Let's get rid of straight size and plus size. It's bullshit. Just say model. Full stop.