On September 19th Peruvian fashion photographer Mario Testino was honoured with the first Moët & Chandon Etoile Award for his exceptional talent, achievements and charitable work (and for letting all the 'etoiles' shine).
Testino celebrates 30 years in the business this year. He can count among his clients the British royal family, Prince Willem-Alexander and Maxima of the Netherlands, Kate Moss (he did her wedding photos), many fashion magazines and fashion houses such as Gucci, Burberry, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace.
The whole fashion scene was there to celebrate with him: Kate Moss, Anna Wintour, Sienna Miller, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Candice Swanepoel, Georgia May Jagger, just to name a few.
Jo Thornton, Managing Director of Moët Hennessy UK stated “We are absolutely delighted that Mario Testino will be the inaugural recipient of the Moët & Chandon Etoile Award. Mario’s career mirrors perfectly the spirit of generosity and creative passion that the award captures and we look forward to acknowledging his achievements with the most glamorous of celebrations”.
Ps. I don't know if it was because of the weddings of the year (Kate & Kate).... or for some other reason, but many stars were dressed in white... for the occasion paired with red lipstick!
Photos courtesy of Moët & Chandon.