I Love You is Mario Testino's photographic homage to weddings and everything they stand for. A love declaration and a glimpse into the heart of brides getting ready, special rites among friends, the zest of extraordinary parties – every image showing the unique fantasies of a life to start anew.
Mario Testino's celebration of weddings
In I Love You, Mario Testino presents a celebration of weddings. A beginning in life —that is also a culmination and a public promise – captured by a unique photographic point of view which shows beauty not only in emotion and tradition, but in the complete intimacy of shared joy.
Featuring essays by the illustrious fashion designer Carolina Herrera and party expert Riccardo Lanza, the book traces Testino’s memories of many iconic moments and many unknown ones, captured in the privacy of close friendship and family. Unparalleled access unveils the secret, the tender, the wild and the festive of such celebrations, some of which can be considered the most talked-about unions of the past four decades.
I Love You is a homage to weddings and to everything they comprise. A love declaration and a glimpse into the heart of brides getting ready, special rites among friends, the zest of extraordinary parties. Every image showing the unique fantasies of a life to start anew.
"LONG LIVE LOVE!" — Mario Testino
Also available in an Art Edition with the signed and numbered print Chiara Slewett, Rio de Janeiro, 2005
The photographer and author
With a four decades career as a leader in the fields of fashion, culture and lifestyle, Peruvian-born Mario Testino OBE has many facets that take him beyond the surface of a photographer and artist placing him as a cultural visionary. Testino’s universe is broad, his impact is uniquely powerful and his lifestyle is completely authentic. Testino’s has seen his works published and exhibited in hundreds of cities around the world. Throughout his career he built unprecedent relationships with editorial and commercial partners such as Vogue, Burberry, and Gucci to name a few. His past and present muses include HRH Princess Diana, Madonna and Kate Moss. His solo exhibitions have shown in museums and galleries worldwide, including the National Portrait Gallery, London; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
The contributing authors
Carolina Herrera is an American fashion designer. Her atelier has become the destination for brides in search of femininity, a touch of romance and exceptional craftsmanship. She has outfitted renowned brides such as Caroline Kennedy, Olivia Palermo and Kristen Stewart’s character Bella Swan in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.
Riccardo Lanza is the Anglo-Italian co-founder of Lanza & Baucina Ltd and for over 20 years, has been responsible for conducting extraordinary weddings and parties for Royalty, Captains of Industry and A-List celebrities all over the world.
Mario Testino. I Love YouHardcover, 26.2 x 35 cm, 1.92 kg, 248 pages