EXCLUSIVE

i-D Magazine Won’t Work With Terry Richardson Again

i-D magazine, one of the world’s most influential fashion and style magazines, has ended its professional relationship with controversial photographer Terry Richardson, The Daily Beast has learned. The British-based magazine, founded in 1980 and famed for its ‘single-eye closed’ covers, has no plans to work with Richardson again, a magazine source indicated. At the time of writing, no editor or spokesperson was made available to speak on the record about the decision, and why it was taken. Richardson’s photographs have appeared in i-D, now owned by Vice, for many years; indeed the magazine’s website has a special section devoted to showcasing his work. i-D’s move is the latest high-profile blacklisting of Richardson, whose relationships with models have come under renewed spotlight after Condé Nast International indicated it was severing ties with him earlier this week. Brands including Valentino, Bulgari, and Diesel have followed suit. Allegations of inappropriate behavior made against Richardson, who admits to having sex with women who model for him though says it is “consensual,” have resurfaced following the high-profile accusations of sexual assault and harassment made against Harvey Weinstein.

–Tim Teeman