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Although Richardson has always denied sexually exploiting any models, in the wake of the sex scandal surrounding Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, it seems that behaviour which may once have been met with a blind eye in the fashion world is now being re-evaluated.
Indeed, what is extraordinary about Conde Nast’s sudden decision to ban Richardson is that ‘Uncle Terry’ — as he is known among fashionistas — has never made a secret of his sexual peccadilloes.‘Richardson took 1970s porn aesthetic and made it fashion chic,’ proudly announces the foreword to Terryworld, a book that features him naked on the front cover and comes with a ‘reversible panic jacket’ for those worried about being caught reading it.
Those who are not familiar with photographer Terry Richardson’s work could turn to his ‘coffee table’ book, Terryworld, for a brief, if brutal, introduction.
The kind of images found within the pages of this glossy ‘art’ book include a woman naked from the waist down, in sexual pose, hanging by her hands from wall pipes.
Feted by a string of designers including Tom Ford and Marc Jacobs, he has shot ad campaigns for such women’s clothing chains as H&M and Mango and worked with the likes of Beyonce and Miley Cyrus.
Richardson’s edgy, urban style is adored by celebrities from Kate Moss, Daisy Lowe and Poppy and Cara Delevingne to the Beckhams and even Barack Obama — all of whom have happily posed for him.
In another, a model presses her breasts together while thrusting her tongue between them.
His mother went on to have relationships with Jimi Hendrix and Keith Richards, before being left with permanent brain damage after a car accident when her son was nine.The controversy surrounding the resulting shots, in which the models’ pubic hair was visible beneath their skirts, meant that Terry Richardson’s name was soon on everyone’s lips.He is also the man credited with transforming Miley Cyrus from Disney child star to raunchy pop princess, thanks to the naked Wrecking Ball video he directed in 2013.But in the fickle world of fashion, how quickly fortunes have changed for the married father-of-two.Yesterday, it emerged that the celebrity snapper — a former heroin addict who grew up in Los Angeles — has been banned from working with several major magazines, including Vogue, GQ and Vanity Fair, by publisher Conde Nast, which owns the glossies.