Famed editor Stefano Tonchi has lower ties with L’Officiel in solidarity with freelancers who declare they haven’t been paid by the style journal, sources inform Web page Six.
Earlier this month, the New York Times reported that the US model of the French trend magazine is being sued by the Metropolis of New York beneath a 2017 legislation referred to as the Freelance Isn’t Free Act on behalf of two dozen staff together with “writers, producers, photographers, illustrators and extra,” who “stated they weren’t paid for his or her work, or not paid in a well timed method.”
A supply tells us Tonchi has determined to half methods with the model — at the least for the second — as a result of he believes and desires to assist the freelancers who allegedly acquired stiffed.
“He has supported and collaborated with many of those folks over time,” says a supply. “He desires them to get it labored out and for them to be paid what they’re owed.”
Tonchi — who’s listed as “consulting chief inventive officer” on the web site — was a guide for the model and never a full-time worker, we’re advised.
A January 2020 press launch asserting that Tonchi had began working with the model described his function as creating “model technique throughout its 31 editions worldwide, [launching] new franchises and multiplatform initiatives, and [providing] inventive route on particular initiatives together with the model’s One hundredth-anniversary celebrations.”
He beforehand edited Conde Nast’s W journal.
We’re advised the alleged fee issues occurred earlier than Tonchi joined L’Officiel.
The lawsuit asks for freelancers to be paid double what they owed.