News & Trends: Famed fashion photographer Mario Testino pays tribute to his favorite muse in a luxe new limited edition volume. Kate Moss by Mario Testino, limited to just 1,500 numbered and signed copies from Taschen priced at $500 apiece, follows the iconic supermodel from early days backstage at the fashion shows, to behind-the-scenes glimpses of the ground-breaking editorials she and Testino continue to produce for the world's most respected magazines. Many photographs have been chosen from Testino's private archive and are published here for the first time.
Moss also furnishes an introduction to the book, recalling their long association. "Mario took me to a new level of glamour," she notes. "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."