Sex? What else? Why have my pants got a hole in the front? 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 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.
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. McInnes and the company are now based in New York City. Olivier Zahm is founder and co-editor of Purple Magazine and an internationally acclaimed writer, art curator and fashion theorist. He lives in Paris. Dian Hanson is TASCHEN's sexy book editor. As a 25-year veteran of men's magazine publishing, she edited titles including Puritan, Oui, Outlaw Biker, Juggs, and Leg Show. Her many books for TASCHEN include Vanessa del Rio: 50 Years of Slightly Slutty Behavior and R. Crumb's Sex Obsessions.