In "Ciao", Testino handpicks his favorite images of Italy, a country that has featured heavily in his life, from his friendships and breathtaking vistas to quintessentially Italian iconic fashion shoots and Italians’ ever-evolving allure to their effervescent lifestyle. Featuring three sections, IN GIRO (on the road), ALLA MODA (in fashion), and AL MARE (by the sea), the result is a highly personal journey across the country through Testino’s lens that pays homage to Italy, it’s culture and is a chronicle of 40 years of genre-defining photography.

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Piscina dei Mosaici, Foro Italico, Roma, 2001

Napoli, 1997

Margherita Missoni e Francesco Carrozzini, Milano, 2003

Valentino Garavani, Nadege Dubospertus, Elle Macpherson, Nadja Auermann, Claudia Schiffer e Yasmeen Ghauri, 1995

Amalfi, 2002

Peruvian by birth, Testino’s intimate connection to Italy found its roots in his Italian heritage, but blossomed when he experienced the country for himself. Discovering Italy was, for Testino, synonymous with discovering his passion for fashion. “Rome was all about the hottest, latest trends and fresh new styling, and I loved the way Italians could shed the latest look for an even newer thing without ever losing their own identity.”

Contributions by Hamish Bowles, Dr. Jennifer Allen, Soledad Mujica, Fedora Martínez, and Mario Testino. Designed by MARIOTESTINO+. Limited edition: Hardcover, 27 x 33 cm, 170 pages. Published by MATE – Museo Mario Testino; English and Spanish edition (2013)



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