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Kate Moss By Mario Testino

Famed fashion photographer Mario Testino has honored his longtime friend and muse Kate Moss in Kate Moss by Mario Testino, a 128-page limited edition tome chronicling the journey of one of fashion’s most inspired partnerships.


Kate Moss By Mario Testino

Famed fashion photographer Mario Testino has honored his longtime friend and muse Kate Moss in Kate Moss by Mario Testino, a 128-page limited edition tome chronicling the journey of one of fashion’s most inspired partnerships. Bursting with intimate photographs – many of which have been chosen from Testino’s private archive and are published here for the first time – the book gives fans an insight into their almost 20-year friendship, beginning with their first meeting backstage at a show: “I met Kate very early on. Shortly after her first Galliano show I went backstage to congratulate her, only to find her crying: she was disappointed that she had only been given one outfit to model in the show,” says Mario.

From there, a friendship blossomed and soon, the pair was working together on groundbreaking editorials. “Mario took me to a new level of glamour. I don’t think anybody had seen me as any kind of sexy model before he did. He was the one that transformed me. Before him I was just a grungy girl, but he saw me differently. He was the first to say “Oh, she’s quite sexy. I’ve seen her out! I know she’s not just that grungy girl.” He’d seen me in a pair of heels, getting glamorous – and he was the first to start taking pictures of me in that way. He changed the way people thought about me as a model, for sure. Later other people started working with me in that way, but he was the first.”

Kate Moss by Mario Testino includes a foreword by Mario Testino, an essay by Kate Moss and over 100 images, including never-before-seen private photographs. The book is contained in a boxed hardback special edition and has a limited run of 1,500 signed copies – in other words, get in quickly. You can pre-order Kate Moss by Mario Testino from Amazon.com for $400. It will be released on September 1.

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