Kate Moss by Mario Testino
Kate Moss, London, 2006 (2012)
Framed print from the edition of 175
Digitally produced chromogenic c-type print on Fujiflex Crystal Archive Supergloss paper with a border
51 x 61 cm (20 x 24 in)
Accompanied by a numbered and date certificate signed by the artist
DetailsKate 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.
'Kate Moss, London, 2006' was released on the occasion of his major retrospective at the MFA in Boston, 2012.