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Kiss me, Kate! - Mario Testino's tribute to his greatest muse

Kiss me, Kate!

Mario Testino's tribute to his greatest muse

Kate Moss by Mario Testino

Edition of 1,500 + 250 APs
US$ 2,500
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Mario Testino is recognised as the ultimate fashion photographer of his generation but his pictures of Kate Moss transcend fashion. The consequence of two decades of extraordinary friendship, and phenomenal glamour, this iconic collaboration is an intimate insight into the lives and minds of two of the world’s definitive style leaders.

This book catalogues the pair’s journey as one of fashion’s most creative collaborations, from early days backstage at the shows to behind-the-scenes glimpses of the groundbreaking editorials they continue to produce for the world’s most respected magazines.Of the 100 plus images, many photographs have been chosen from Testino’s private archive and are published here for the first time.

In a rare glimpse into the mind of one of the industry’s most private figures, Kate Moss joins Mario in sharing personal insights into their professional and personal relationship. In her exclusive essay, she pays tribute to Testino. “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.”

Collector’s Edition, limited to 1,500 copies, each numbered and signed by Testino
  • "The summer blockbuster of fashion books may be Mario Testino's photographic ode to Kate Moss, Kate Moss by Mario Testino. TASCHEN will publish only 1,500 signed copies, which will each cost 500,00 USD."

    — NYMag.com, New York