Oscar de la Renta, who’s no stranger to dressing political wives and First Ladies, just landed himself a nice little fashion retrospective exhibition…at the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum of all places.
The timing of this announcement, which we read about in our just-delivered November Vogue, is interesting considering de la Renta recently dressed Ann Romney for several high profile appearances.
De la Renta has found himself at the center of some political dressing dramas over the last few years–sometimes of his own making and sometimes not.
Mario Testino is one of the most recognized photographers in the world, known for his work in the fashion industry and his intimate portraits of the British Royal Family. Even though he has released several books and been the subject of London’s National Portrait Gallery’s most successful exhibition to date, he is only just now getting his first US exhibition in an unexpected place: the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
Click through to check out pictures from the opening and hear what Testino himself had to say about the new exhibit and his model muses.
There’s no doubt that Anna Wintour and Mario Testino have a close working relationship–a fact that was underscored last night, at the opening of Testino’s first US exhibition, “In Your Face,” held at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
Given the number of shots in the exhibition that come from Vogue editorials–and the number of Vogue covers Testino consistently shoots every year–it’s obvious there’s something between Anna and Mario that makes for great photos.
So, when I saw Anna (looking fabulous in Prada S/S 2013, by the way) chatting with Vogue European editor-at-large Hamish Bowles at last night’s cocktail reception (more on that later) I knew I had to ask them what it is about Mario that makes him one of Vogue‘s go-to photographer.
Having only a sense of what Chloe looks like under the creative direction of ’70s-leaning minimalist cool girls–from Stella McCartney to to Phoebe Philo to Hannah MacGibbon to Clare Waight Keller–I was surprised to see how whimsical and how much of a sense of humor the label had under earlier designers like Karl Lagerfeld and Maxime de La Falaise. A white v-neck bathing suit with a pineapple on the crotch? Why not?