Sexy, famous, beautifula Testino portrait is as unmistakeable as his subject. MARIO TESTINO PORTRAITS features the cream of the crop in our celebrity obsessed age Naomi Campbell, Jude Law, Kate Moss, Gwyneth Paltrowthose whose names have become the hallmarks, almost the logos, of the fashion world. Testinos relationship with his subjects is simply and succinctly summed up by Anna Wintour, Editor in Chief of Vogue. People love to be photographed by Mario. His innate sense of fashion, which has made him the most sought after contemporary photographer today, has transformed many of his portraits into icons.
Idols, an authentic compendium of 1970s New York style and attitude, and a confirmed masterpiece, began with an awestruck Larrain visiting Maxs Kansas City in the explosively liberating early years of the gay rights movement, and befriending Taylor Meade and John Noble. Once they came to be photographed, the rest followed. Idols represents a generation of New Yorks most talented, outrageous, glamorous, and mostly gay personalities, after spending hours applying original makeup and costumes to pose for Gilles in his now legendary SoHo studio.
Mario Testino was born in Lima, Peru. His fashion photography appears internationally, from Vogue and Vanity Fair to The Face and V magazine, while his advertising campaigns for Gucci, Calvin Klein, Burberry, Ralph Lauren and others have dominated the language of fashion photography worldwide. His previous books include Alive Bulfinch, 2001, Front Row Back Stage and Any Objections. Patrick Kinmouth is a writer and fashion editor as well as a set and costume designer.