The mere mention of Mario Testino?s name evokes a rush of adrenalin in
anyone that cares, even a bit, about the worlds of fashion and celebrity.
So omnipresent is he at major magazine shoots and A-list events?an insider
if ever there was one?that he has become a celebrity himself. The launch of
Testino's latest book, to celebrate his inaugural exhibition in China,
brings together an exciting selection of his best studio work with
glamorous examples of his candid shots. A beaming Gwyneth Paltrow clutching
her freshly-won Oscar, a fur-cloaked Jennifer Lopez atop a commode, and the
unforgettable portraits of royalty including Diana, Princess of Wales, and
her sons are just a few of the hundreds of iconic pictures that are brought
together, for the first time, inside the book. Testino?s best recent
advertising and fashion work rounds out the selection, making this a
must-have collector's item for any art or fashion lover's library.
Contributing authors: Graydon Carter, Karl Lagerfeld, Jennifer Allen, and
Patrick Kinmonth. The exhibition "Private View" will be on display at the
Shanghai Arts Museum, November 2nd - December 3rd 2012.