banner-valentinoTerry Richardson is the star of Valentino’s ad campaign once again. I mean, we’d recognize those arms anywhere, right?

While a number of brands have publically stated their disinterest in working with the photographer in the wake of his most recent allegations of sexual assault, Valentino has chosen not to comply and to stand by Terry Richardson’s side. If we’re being completely honest here, the pictures look insanely good and showcase the new collection impeccably.

Richardson’s heavily tattooed and highly recognizable arms are featured in Valentino’s Fall/Winter 2014 sneaker campaign, thrusting into the shoes themselves against his usual off white background. While Valentino advertisements are usually immaculate, almost too perfect for the flawed, fast-forwarded world we live in, it looks like the Italian catwalk maestro is hoping to appeal to an edgier crowd.

The styles designed by the Couture House’s creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli reflect the modern man. The designer sneakers are shown to be very versatile as they can be dressed up or down. Several pairs of the collection are already up for sale, including the Navy Mesh and the Black Leather Rockstud.

Here are a few pictures from the campaign:

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