Friday March 6th, 2015 by Femke Van Teeseling
Last week the famous photographer Mario Testino published the results of his towel Serie shoot with Victoria´s Secret model Lily Aldrige.
She is already the 66thmodel that has been in front of the camera for Mario´s Instagram project, shoot in only a towel.
Famous for not only his glossy fashion spreads, but also his intimate snaps of his famous friends, Mario shows best of both worlds.
“When I first began using Instagram, I was at a shoot with Kate Moss and I saw her in her dressing room after a show – she was in a robe and a towel on her head and I just decided to capture that moment and post it” says Testino. He did not plan to start a series; he first started to keep snapping backstage at shoots. But now, the project became very known and popular.
However, the “Towel Series” is considered by Testino as an exclusive club. Not anyone is asked to stand in front of his camera with only a towel. “I choose very carefully who I photograph – it is only my point of view, no one else has a say in it” according to Mario Testino.
As we see the models most of the time in a high fashion, glamour environment, it is quite refreshing to see them in a more natural state. Wearing only a towel, the famous people almost look normal!
Check out our Top 10!
1. KATE MOSS
The one and only Kate Moss. The woman this series started with. No explanation needed.
Our second favourite are the Instagirls, captured in towels.
Upper row from left to the right: Edie Campbell, Fei Fei Sun, Arizona Muze, Imaan Hammam and Vanessa Axente.
Bottom row from left to the right: Joan Smalls , Cara Delevigne, Karlie Kloss and Andreea Diaconu.
The Instagirls are #37 in the series.
3. NATASHA POLY AND HER DAUGHTER ALEKSANDRA
How adorable is Aleksandra, #45 in the series, Natasha Poly´s daughter. She is the first child, captured for this special project. Her mum, Natasha Poly, #31 in the series, looks gorgeous as well.
4. MICHIEL HUISMAN
After seeing his picture, you understand why Michiel Huisman is our number 4. He is #63 in Mario´s series.
5. GISELE BÜNDCHEN
Not only one of the most famous, but also one of the best in the fashion industry: Gisele Bündchen is our number 5. Recorded by Mario as #18 in his series.
6. KEIRA KNIGHTLEY
Mummy to be, Keira Knightley looks fresh and pure on this picture and is, for these reason, our number 6. She is #50 in Testino´s series.
7. GASPARD ULLIEL
Actor Gaspard Ulliel will never bore you when you look at him. #14 in the serie, but for us places at number 7.
8. KENDALL JENNER
Young and new in business, but stunning on pictures: Kendall Jenner. Away from the glamour and drama where we saw here in during ´´Keeping up with the Kardashians´´, Kendall looks refreshing. One of the latest in Mario´s series, namely #62. She receives place 8 in our top 10.
9. GEORGIA MAY JAGGER
With her extraterrestrial face Georgia May Jagger gets placed at number 9. Also one of Mario´s latest photo´s in his series. Georgia is photographed as #64 by Testino.
10. MIRANDA KERR
Last but not least: Miranda Kerr. Sexy but sweet. This woman has it all and closes, for that reason, our Top 10. She was one of Mario´s earliest shots, namely #11.
So, what do you think? Who will be in your top 10?
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