Thursday, 1 September 2011

Kate Moss by Mario Testino

Reigning queen of the supermodel scene, Kate Moss is obviously no stranger to photographs. We've all seen the career-making Corinne Day snapshots, Calvin Klein adverts and Vogue covers that this beauty has graced, as well as the headline-grabbing paparazzi shots documenting her falls from grace.

But never before have we been allowed an insight into the days in the life of Kate. The product of two decades of friendship, 'Kate Moss by Mario Testino', offers a glimpse into intimate, behind-the-scenes imagery, showcasing the pioneer of heroin chic in a way we've never seen before.

Many of the 100+ photographs in this book are unreleased images from Testino's private archives, and the book also features a foreword by Mario Testino and an essay by his greatest muse, Kate Moss herself. A rare and unconventional glimpse into the rise of an undoubted fashion icon, 'Kate Moss by Mario Testino' deserves a place on the bookshelves and coffee tables of everyone who's at all interested in the worlds of fashion, art and culture.

Kate Moss by Mario Testino, £44.99 is published by Taschen and available here.