ALL ARMS: Valentino’s fall accessories campaign brings edginess to the brand better known for its aspirational glamour. The ads, shot in Rome at Studio Backspace, show fashion photographer Terry Richardson’s tattooed forearms, with his hands playfully tugging at the Rockstud Rouge and Rockstud Noir studded heels and handbags.

This is the first time Valentino designers Pierpaolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri have collaborated with Richardson, and Chiuri noted that the images conveyed “the sensual yet elegant nature of our accessories, described as objects of desire.”

This story first appeared in the May 13, 2013 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

The campaign kicks off today in fashion magazines worldwide, from Italy to China.

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