Welcome to the future. It’s an intimidating place. Donald Trump may very well be the next president and Mario Testino’s iconic Towel Series, featuring photos of notables like Naomi Campbell, Kristen Stewart, Anna Wintour, Gigi Hadid and Blake Lively wrapped up in varying amounts of terrycloth, now comes in 3D.
The idea for Testino’s photo series came when he spotted Kate Moss reclining during an “off” moment on set, her body sheathed in a white robe, her hair secured in a towel turban. Thenceforth, the Peruvian photographer often follows his commissioned shoots with a stripped-down segment. The ongoing project, documented on the shutterbug’s social media, seeks to liberate its subjects. Testino holds: “I think girls and guys feel this freedom at being able to express themselves because there is no predetermined way of how they should put the towel on. You can do anything you want…wear it however you want.” (more…)