The Ultimate Behind-the Scenes Look: The Met’s Costume Institute Gala

The video shows you a peak of the exhibit– Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty. Along with the never-before-seen performance of Florence + the Machine inside the Temple of Dendur. The beautiful sound of British singer Florence Welch singing “Dog Days are Over” fits perfectly with the night’s honoree: the late great Alexander McQueen.

 

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Vogue Paris: April 2011 featuring Gisele

The April issue of Vogue Paris features Gisele. The outfit choices are definitely more laid back and not so high fashion. The location also highlights our current season with green landscapes.

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Mario Testino

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My compilation of favorites –all photographed by Mario Testino

I have always had a love for photography and at a young age I began to collect magazines. If there was one specific picture or spread that I loved– I bought the issue. A few years ago, I decided to look into who the photographers were and one of them kept popping up more frequently than the others—Mario Testino.

If you flip thru any fashion magazine today, you are guaranteed at least one spread or advertisement photographed by Testino. Madonna introduced him to Gianni Versace in 1994, which led to their collaboration for Versace’s next campaign ad. Versace decided to run the new campaign with an introductory page stating, “Versace presents Madonna. Photographed by Testino.” After that, his name was all over the fashion world and his career flourished.

“A life long affair with fashion began at a young age. I always try to recreate the world I had when I was young, which was by the beach in South America. Somebody once described that my photographs are of a girl leaving a club with her dress is falling and she’s been having a great time, and it’s true! That is where I get my inspiration from, my teen years in Rio De Janeiro.”  Mario’s secret–“Being too self-assured is unproductive, it’s better to be a little bit on the insecure side.”

I love the elements (lighting, clothes, camera position, etc.) he brings together to create an image and each element is like a key ingredient which is necessary. I can tell that Mario has the ability to connect with his subjects and capture their vulnerable side–which is what I love seeing most in his photography!

Penélope Cruz stars in Mario Testino’s commercial for Lancôme Trésor, filmed in Paris.

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