Who took 1970’s porn esthetic and made it fashion chic? Terry Richardson. Who made the trailer park trendy and the tractor hat de rigueur? Richardson again. Who’s equally at home in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Purple and Vice? Our boy Terry. Who uses his fashion money to fund an X-rated website? Yes, Richardson. And who can’t resist getting his clothes off and jumping in front of his own lens? Well, that would be Terry Richardson as well.
Porn stars, supermodels, transsexuals, hillbillies, friends, pets, and celebrities all do for his lens what they’ll do for no other. And if anyone ever wonders why they did it, just blame it on Terryworld, where taboos are null and void, and fashion finds sex a perfect fit.
Includes over 70 new photographs not featured in the original edition
Gavin McInnes is the co-founder of Vice, a youth culture brand that began in Montreal with Vice Magazine and now includes fashion, retail, film, television, music, the Internet, and books. In 2007 McInnes left day-to-day involvement with the company but continues to write the magazine's scathing fashion dos and don'ts feature.
Olivier Zahm,founder and co-editor of Purple Magazine is an internationally acclaimed writer, art curator and fashion theorist. He lives in Paris.
Dian Hanson produced a variety of men’s magazines from 1976 to 2001, including Juggs, Outlaw Biker and Leg Show, before becoming TASCHEN’s Sexy Book editor. Her 60+ books for TASCHEN include The Art of Pin-up and Psychedelic Sex. She lives in Los Angeles.