Mario Testino’s touring exhibition "Mario Testino: Portraits" debuted at The National Portrait Gallery in London in 2002. The first ever museum exhibition of his work, the show featured over 120 portraits personally selected by Testino, many which had never been seen before their first unveiling.

The Exhibition

Testino has created advertising campaigns for high profile clients such as Gucci, Versace, Gap and Burberry and has worked on editorial shoots all over the world. Portraits brought together this commercial work alongside his studies of the stars from the worlds of fashion, cinema, royalty and music and includes Kate Moss, John Galliano, Gwyneth Paltrow, Diana, Princess of Wales, Robbie Williams and Madonna.

BBC OMNIBUs: MARIO TESTINO, BBC One, 30th January 2002

A Testino portrait is unmistakable. Portraits defined the ultra-A-list of our celebrity-conscious age: Diana, Madonna, Gwyneth, Kate – those whose names have become the hallmarks, almost the logos, of modern times. From London to Hollywood, this unprecedented overview of Testino’s career explored how his photographs have influenced attitudes towards fashion, beauty and glamour.

"Mario Testino: Portraits", National Portrait Gallery, London 2002.

2010 – Museo de Arte de Lima, Lima
2006 – Museo San Ildelfonso, Mexico City
2004 – Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo
2003 – Foam Museum of Photography, Amsterdam
2003 – National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh

2002 – Museo Palazzo Reale, Milan
2002 – National Portrait Gallery, London


Naomi Campbell, Rio de Janeiro, French Glamour, 1994

Tasha Tilberg, Paris, 1997

Kate Moss, London, National Portrait Gallery, 2001

Kate Moss, Los Angeles, Harper’s Bazaar, 1996



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