UPDATE: Marciano has since denied the allegation and was shocked to hear the news. He told TMZ he never touched the model and said, "If she has a claim, there's one place to tell the truth and that's in court or to the police." The Guess co-founder also added that Upton could be motivated by the brand cutting ties with her.
Recently, the movie and music industries have dominated the #MeToo headlines, but not much has surfaced in the fashion industry.
On Tuesday, model and actress Kate Upton accused Paul Marciano, co-founder of Guess, of sexual misconduct. Though she didn’t share details of her allegation, she took to her social media accounts and said, “It’s disappointing that such an iconic women’s brand @GUESS is still empowering Paul Marciano as their creative director #metoo.” The Sports Illustrated model started her career at Guess in a 2011 campaign alongside model Alyssa Miller and the Victoria Secret’s angel, Elsa Hosk. The American brand is also known to have featured many supermodels before they were famous. Gigi Hadid, Adriana Lima, and Irina Shayk are among the many women who modeled for the brand.
Whether or not Upton was talking about herself, two other women who previously worked at the brand, responded to her post on Twitter.