A Leg Up
Guy Bourdin’s titillating images often featured scantily dressed models in provocative poses and environments, injecting a raw, borderline-agressive sexuality into his photographs. Guy Bourdin is most-known for his ad campaigns for Charles Jourdan, of which he shot exclusively from 1972 – 1981. These campaigns regularly featured a pair of disembodied legs clad in little but a pair of Charles Jourdan shoes. In photographing the footwear campaign for Aldo, Terry Richardson undoubtedly looked to Bourdin, following his signature pictorial format of a pair of bodiless high-heeled legs.