GUESS girl Charlotte McKinney fronts the brand’s Spring-Summer 2019 Swimsuit Collection, featuring a 12-piece line co-designed by her. Photographer Derek Kettela flashes Charlotte wearing emboldened classic nautical stripes, retro gingham and chevron patterns. / Hair by Dritan Vushaj; makeup by Holly Silius
On Jan. 31, top model and talent Kate Upton wrote a Tweet that sent the value of GUESS stock into a nosedive. Upton wrote: “It’s disappointing that such an iconic women’s brand @Guess is still empowering Paul Marciano as their creative director #metoo.” At the time, Kate said nothing further about the details of her allegations against Marciano.
Kate Upton has now detailed her allegations against Marciano, while addressing the larger issues around body shaming and harassment in the fashion industry, in an interview with TIME magazine. Photographer Yu Tsai has corroborated details of Upton's allegations, as a witness of her interaction with Marciano.
TIME: What happened with Paul Marciano?
Kate Upton: "After the first day of shooting the Guess Lingerie campaign [on July 25, 2010], Paul Marciano said he wanted to meet with me. As soon as I walked in with photographer Yu Tsai, Paul came straight up to me, forcibly grabbed my breasts and started feeling them — playing with them actually. After I pushed him away, he said, “I’m making sure they’re real.”
Former GUESS model Kate Upton added her voice to the #MeToo convo Thursday morning, using social media to speak out against Paul Marciano, co-founder of the company.
Upton doesn't say if she is among the harassed women, but the inference is clear, with Upton saying that Marciano "shouldn't be allowed to use his power in the industry to sexually and emotionally harass women."
Her post brought responses from others about Marciano's alleged misconduct.
Mega talent Jennifer Lopez has dethroned Claudia Schiffer as the oldest Guess Girl ever. At age 48, Lopez makes history, besting Schiffer who was 41 when she modeled for Guess's 30th anniversary campaign in 2012.
"When I got the call from Paul Marciano asking me to become the new Guess Girl, I was thrilled and excited to be a part of such an iconic brand that I have loved since I was a teenager," Jennifer stated in a press release. "When I look back at early Guess campaigns through the years, you see all of these beautiful models and iconic images that Paul has created. It is a tremendous compliment to have been selected for Guess's Spring 2018 campaign."
Lensed by LA-based Russian photographer Tatiana Gerusova, Lopez turns her sensual oven to broil, exuding a self-confidence that inspires.
Singer Camila Cabello joins model Alex Dellisola at the Chateau Marmot hotel, ringing in the GUESS Holiday 2017 ad campaign. Photographer Tatiana Gerusova is behind the lens with creative direction by Paul Marciano.