By the Mr Terry Richardson... of course
styled by george cortina
The stylist George Cortina kids about falling into fashion because he couldn't find another job, but in reality, styling is all he ever wanted to do. "I saw the first book of portraits that Avedon did when I was very young and nearly lost my mind," he says. "I wanted to live in that world." Knowing what he wants has worked out well for Cortina, who counts Roberto Cavalli, Comme des Garçons and Levi's as clients. He is also the fashion director of L'Uomo Vogue, and his work has appeared in this country in Vanity Fair and V. More recently, he styled Valentino's men's show in Milan last month. For "Surface Tension," he joins up with the photographer Paolo Roversi, whom he admires for being "able to capture the mystery in a woman."