May 14, 2013 10:57AM

Terry Richardson Hand Models for Valentino

As well as shooting the campaign.

Valentino has enlisted Terry Richardson to shoot (and hand model) the Fall campaign for their 'Rockstud' line of shoes and accessories. Just like their use of studs on otherwise ladylike handbags and heels, the photographer's tattooed arm brings a bit more edge to the usually romantic advertising aeshtetic of the luxury house.

One half of the Valentino design duo, Maria Grazia Chiuri, told WWD that the images showcase the accessories as, "objects of desire," which pretty much sums up Terry's artistic approach in general.

This campaign, which launches in magazines today, also works to dispell any suspicions that his hands are permanently fixed in a thumbs-up pose e.g. with Matthew Grey Gubler (who we interviewed for Oyster #96).