Terry Richardson Has A New Girlfriend, And She Works In Politics


Serial sexual-harasser (allegedly!) and famous fashion photographer Terry Richardson is dating Audrey Gelman, who serves as press secretary for Manhattan borough president (and 2013 candidate for the New York City mayoralty) Scott Stringer. The couple has been together since the spring, which is shortly after Richardson and his ex-fiancée, Jen Brill, broke up. Gelman, 23, was described by the New Yorker as the “best friend” of Tiny Furniture writer-director Lena Dunham, and will be featured in Dunham’s forthcoming HBO comedy Girls. Gelman previously dropped out of Oberlin to work on Hillary Rodham Clinton‘s presidential campaign. In between politicking, she does things like star in videos for DKNY Intimates. We note in passing that this story very creatively mentions “feminist-leaning blogs” that have written about what it calls Richardson’s “many an encounter with women,” without naming any blogs or linking to any of our reporting on Richardson and the serious allegations of sexual misconduct in the workplace he faces. The author of the piece, Nate Freeman, confirmed to us that it was indeed Jezebel’s coverage of Richardson to which he was alluding, but did not, for whatever reason, cite. UPDATE: The online version of the article has been edited — to remove the mention of “feminist-leaning blogs,” not to add attribution. [NYObs]

Arizona Muse is in the ad campaign for the fall Jil Sander for Uniqlo +J collection, which is Sander’s last. We will miss her elegant, minimalist, affordable clothing. [Models.com]

Assuming you, like we, are not going to shell out $245 for Riccardo Tisci‘s religious-themed guest-edited issue of Visionaire, here are some more images from what’s inside. Including Tisci suckling at Marina Abramovic‘s breast, a nude portrait of Arizona Muse with her infant son, and Lara Stone tied up with ropes. [Styleite]

Vogue Portugal and Vogue Greece each decided to re-use the same recent cover of Vogue Paris for their August issues. [Fashionista]

Mulberry had a bumper year: its stock price has risen by 526% in the past 12 months, giving it a valuation of £1.03 billion (compared with a mere £166 million this time last year). [Telegraph]

Good morning. Here are photos of David Beckham, backstage at the shoot for his cologne “Homme by David Beckham.” [FashionEtc]

Vogue published the first pictures of Dylan Lauren‘s wedding dress, which was designed by her father, Ralph. [Daily Mail]

  • Ben Westwood, son of Vivienne, is designing a ready-to-wear collection for bespoke Savile Row tailors Cad & the Dandy. [Vogue UK]
  • The September issue of V, the one that Carine Roitfeld is styling and Mario Testino is shooting, is themed around Elizabeth Taylor. The magazine will feature some 72 editorial pages, and will officially be known as the “Heroes” issue. [WWD]
  • Ad pages for the all-important September issues of the major glossies (save Vogue) are in. Glamour, traditionally Condé Nast’s revenue leader (although newsstand sales have been dropping there of late) was flat in terms of the number of ad pages, but brought in more ad revenue than any previous issue. Elle sank 6.8% from last year, although last September was a very special 25th Anniversary issue, so. Harper’s Bazaar was up 2.2%, W was up 3%, Lucky rose 8%, Cosmopolitan jumped 13.8%, and Marie Claire grew by a whopping 16.8%. Vogue won’t say what its September ad pages were until 5 p.m. today. [AdWeek]
  • Some more details, but still no photos, of Karl Lagerfeld’s one-off Macy’s collection have been revealed: the goods will go on sale in August, for the fall season, and they’ll be stocked in about 230 Macy’s stores nationwide and online. Supposedly, the clothes are signature Lagerfeld, “including some high-collared pieces as well as edgier, rock ‘n’ roll looks.” After that collection ends its run, Lagerfeld, along with three other designers, will be back to do a mini-collection that’ll hit Macy’s stores around the holidays. [WWD]
  • Ozwald Boateng — now there’s a name we love to hear; why so little news of Boateng and his suits these days? — was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Creative Arts, where Zandra Rhodes is the chancellor. [Vogue UK]
  • Fashion publicist Alison Brod has some advice for job seekers: Read. (And don’t list “Facebook” as a “skill” on your résumé.) “I would say the thing that annoys me the most about the women who are coming in here — nobody reads anything. I literally said the first person who reads anything other than Us Weekly is getting the job, no matter what…Another thing that’s been driving me crazy lately is that when people list their skills on their résumés, they don’t need to put Facebook. Somebody actually put Internet Explorer.” [The Cut]
  • Retiring fashion critic Hilary Alexander is writing her memoirs. “I’ve always wanted to write an autobiography because I’ve lived such an incredible life, quite a strange life,” she says. “I mean, I was born in New Zealand and somehow managed to become fashion director of the Telegraph!” Alexander’s in good company; among the other writers to come from New Zealand and find success in England are Katherine Mansfield and Fay Weldon. [Vogue UK]
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