Kate Moss by Mario Testino

Mario Testino

Both Kate Moss and Mario Testino have iconic status in the fashion industry. A top model and an influential photographer respectively, they have worked for the likes of Vogue, Burberry and Vivienne Westwood, collaboratively producing some of the most important fashion images. Edited by Testino and featuring pieces from his private archive, the volume brings together the duo’s best work.

More than anything, this book is a testament to the importance of friendship. Over the years the pair developed a close relationship that has produced intimate shots capturing Moss’ true character. The text opens with introductions from Testino and Moss in which they reflect on their partnership, both citing the other’s sense of “fun” as being central to their success.

Kate Moss by Mario Testino  offers an insight into the life of one of the most important models of the past 20 years while reflecting upon Testino’s sensitivity to his subject. The two have shaped the way fashion is understood today and these perceptive photographs demonstrate why.

Hannah Clugston