Mario Testino’s work focuses mainly on fashion. His paintings have appeared in major fashion magazines such as Vanity Fair or Vogue, brands such as Gucci and Versace hired the photographer to show their designs from their best side.
The fact that the representation of textiles is a special art is quickly evident here. In addition to the photographs of various creative periods of the artist shows a video installation of its operation.
The exhibition rooms are designed thematically. Particularly worth seeing is the Alta Moda photo series, which represents the inhabitants of the Andes in their traditional costumes. The series was created during a project in which the photographer explored the traditions of Peru and the history of photography.
But Mario Testino is also interested in the present. One room is dedicated to the late Princess Diana, who photographed the photographer in 1997 for the fashion magazine Vanity Fair. In addition, a reproduction of the dress to see that she used for the occasion. The photographs have a historical value: they are the last official portraits before Diana’s death.