British Vogue pulls plug on star photographers over sex abuse claims
British Vogue has stopped employing the star photographers Mario Testino and Bruce Weber “for the foreseeable future” after multiple allegations of sexual exploitation of male models in the US.
The magazine confirmed the move after Anna Wintour, the New York-based artistic director of Condé Nast, said it would not be commissioning new work from either of the photographers, effectively suspending two of the biggest names in fashion.
Burberry also said it had no plans to work with Testino again in the foreseeable future and there were reports that other brands including Michael Kors were reconsidering their relationship with the men.
A Burberry spokesperson said: “We take allegations of this nature very seriously. Burberry is committed to providing a just, safe and fair working environment and we have a zero-tolerance policy against any form of harassment, abuse or discrimination.”