Behind the beautiful and aspirational world of modelling lies the truth that the industry is full of actual people aiming to book a casting and making a career. While some are from A-list families, some models need to wait for years for a big break to have their faces on the campaigns of well-known brands or on the covers and spreads of magazines like Vogue.
In this light, it is worth mentioning that nudity has often been a subject of art even way beyond the time of photography. It has been present in both film and print — and now the digital world — with the developing notion that 'sex sells'. It has become some sort of an industry open secret. However, isn't it devastating to count one's nakedness on the account of professionalism and art be taken advantage of?
Prominent names accused
Bruce Weber, whose racy ads for companies like Calvin Klein and Abercrombie & Fitch helped turn him into one of the most prominent names in commercial photography, has been accused by former and current male models of using his name and power to incite unnecessary nudity and coercive sexual acts during photo shoots.
A throwback photo shared by Weber
Meanwhile, English royal family and Vogue favourite Mario Testino was also subjected to claims by models and assistants of sexual advances to the extent of groping and stimulation.