While a number of brands and publications have come forward to publicly state that they have no future plans to work with photographer Terry Richardson in the wake of his most recent allegations of sexual assault — which were eventually confirmed to be false — one top designer has stood by his side.
For a third season running, Richardson is predominately featured in Valentino Garavani's ad campaign — well, at least his heavily tattooed (and instantly recognizable) arms are. The new collection of "Camubutterfly" bags and accessories (that's the label's artsy take on classic camouflage), which actually match pretty well with the photographer's ink. He even managed to sneak in one of his signature thumbs up poses, while holding on to an evening bag with his finger.
While the ready-to-wear campaigns are still as ethereal as ever, it looks like Valentino is hoping to hang on to an edgier crowd with these Richardson ads. But will you be buying?