Kate Moss has long been one of Testino's closest friends and remains one of his favourite muses. Kate Moss, London, 2006 is a classic Testino work, both capturing the intimacy of a seemingly unguarded or fleeting moment and also heightening a sense of glamour and surreality. Perched casually on a polished bathroom counter in a sheer, frothy black dress and a black mask pulled back and slightly askew, Kate seems caught unawares in the midst of some glamourous fête. It is precisely this contrast between the apparently incidental and the impossibly glamorous which makes Testino's images continually fascinating. Signed by Mario Testino on a label affixed to the rear of the print and numbered from the edition.
Museum of Fine Arts (Boston) | Artificial Gallery (London)