Mr. Testino is widely recognized for his images that have appeared on the pages of major magazines including Vogue, V Magazine, Vanity Fair, Allure and GQ among others as well as his campaigns for leading fashion and beauty brands such as such as Gucci, Burberry, Versace, Michael Kors, Chanel, Estée Lauder and Lancôme. He has documented subjects from A-list stars, musicians, supermodels and artists to people has encountered throughout his travels. But perhaps his most famous work is the series of images of Diana, princess of Wales that was commissioned by Vanity Fair in 1997.
- Magazine: Vanity Fair, July 1997
- Title: Diana Reborn
- Model: Diana, Princess of Wales
- Photographer: Mario Testina
Fifteen iconographic of these images taken by Mario Testino of the late Diana, Princess of Wales in 1997 formed the main part of an exhibition that opened at Kensington Palace in 2005. The photographes Mario Testino initially shot for Vanity Fair turned out to be the last official portraits taken of the Princess before her untimely death the same year.
Photographing Diana, Princess of Wales for Vanity Fair in 1997 was one of the most memorable days of my career. I am honoured to have been asked to show some of the photographes frome that day in surroundngs as unique as Kensington Palace and design the rooms that pictures and dresses are to be exhibitted. I hope that the design will reflect my respect and admiration for her in the light celebration of her life.