“I do” clashed with #MeToo at Bee Shaffer’s wedding, we’re told.
According to a guest, superstar photographer Bruce Weber was invited to the affair at mother-of-the-bride Anna Wintour’s sprawling estate — even though she publicly announced in January that her company, Condé Nast, was blacklisting him after he was accused of sexual misconduct by more than a dozen people.
But we’re told Weber was seen mingling with the other guests celebrating the marriage of Shaffer to Francesco Carrozzini, the son of late Vogue Italia Editor-in-Chief Franca Sozzani.
As well as being close to Wintour, Weber also had a long relationship with both Sozzani — who passed away in 2016 — and the groom, who is also a photographer.
In January, the New York Times reported that 15 male models who worked with Weber — famed for his photography for Vogue, Calvin Klein and Abercrombie & Fitch, among others — “described . . . a pattern of what they said was unnecessary nudity and coercive sexual behavior, often during photo shoots.” (Weber “absolutely denied” the allegations.)
Wintour — artistic director of Condé Nast and longtime editor of Vogue — wrote on Vogue.com, “Today, allegations have been made against Bruce Weber and Mario Testino, stories that have been hard to hear and heartbreaking to confront. Both are personal friends of mine who have made extraordinary contributions to Vogue and many other titles at Condé Nast over the years, and both have issued objections or denials to what has emerged.” She added, “I believe strongly in the value of remorse and forgiveness, but I take the allegations very seriously, and we at Condé Nast have decided to put our working relationship with both photographers on hold for the foreseeable future.”
Reps for Weber didn’t get back to us and Condé Nast declined to comment.
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