Update: Oliviero Toscani
A quick update on Oliviero Toscani of “ci danno del gay” fame (see “Model Minority”).
The April 2006 Italian edition of Vanity Fair reports that Toscani’s two models, Parisians Thierry Bernard and Thierry Sauvage, who are 40 and 30, respectively, and who work, also respectively, in a model agency and as a fashion photographer, “have been friends for years but are not romantically attached–not least because they swear they are heterosexual.”
I dunno what I’d give longer odds. That the two models Toscani found are both named Thierry or that two guys who work in fashion in Paris are both straight. Il mondo è bello perché è vario, but somebody needs to call the Pope because Oliviero Toscani has pulled off a miracle.