Mario Testino has not only created iconic portraits of society’s most well-known figures, but has been a driving force in the creation of the cult of celebrity. Kate Moss continues to be one of Testino’s most frequent and favoured models, in part for her ability to convey something particularly English and for her unaffected beauty. His portrait ‘Kate in Blue Cafe’ (2005) is typical of Testino’s trademark style, being at once both disarmingly nonchalant yet highly posed.
This limited edition print was published to coincide with the exhibition ‘Joshua Reynolds: The Creation of Celebrity’ at Tate Britain. If you managed to get hold of one at the time then you made a sound investment.