If you love Kate Moss, pool toys and ladies lingerie you will love the new Mario Testino show at PRISM Gallery. We went to opening night over the weekend and a no big deal after party at the Saperstein mansion afterward (better known as “Fleur des Lys“), thrown by the gallery and supermodel Gisele Bundchen.
|PRISM www.prismla.com 8746 W Sunset Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90069 (310) 289-1301 — Mario Testino’s exhibition features 28 large-scale photographs, that each harken to the poolside and LA lifestyle; a nod to our town … The exhibition will be on view through March 30, 2013.|
Top names from the worlds of art, fashion and entertainment joined forces on the eve of the Academy Awards to fete the legendary photographer, who has been known to choose Los Angeles for many an editorial shoot or ad campaign; such as the recent Michael Kors fall 2012 ads, shot by Mario at Paramount Studios on Melrose Avenue. He is also famous for capturing the wedding of Kate Moss and Jamie Hince (the Kills) the photos from which which appear in American Vogue’s September issue that year. Every Oscar weekend the pair behind PRISM on Sunset, PC Valmorbida (an Australian) and Jared Najjar (who is an Atlanta/ LA native) pick an exhibit catered to the European and art world jet-setters arriving in Los Angeles for Hollywood’s festivities.
Spotted at the Gallery & After Party: Co-host Gisele Bundchen and husband, Tom Brady, Big wigs like Ron Burkle, magnate Russell Simmons (who founded Def Jam), Lawrence Bender, Sean Avery, Sunset Tower hotelier Jeff Klein, international gallerist Larry Gagosian, William & Maria Bell, Chateau Marmont owner André Balazs and his daughter Alessandra, Amy Sacco from NYC, Hotelier Jason Pomeranc, Calvin Klein’s creative director Francesco Costa, designer Zac Posen, investor Nicolas Berggruen, Lapo Elkann (who is part of the Fiat family), VOGUE’s Hamish Bowles, Lawren Howell and Lisa Love, actors Jared Leto, Zoe Lister-Jones, stylist and designer Rachel Zoe, singer Miley Cyrus, actor Danny Huston, photogs and artists such as Tierney Gearon and Doug Aitken, PRISM alum Barry Mcgee and Nina Clemente, bright young things like PRISM regulars Vito Schnabel (son of artist and filmmaker Julian Schnabel) and RVCA owner Pm Tenore, Anna Wintour’s daughter Bee, and the Love sisters Laura and Nathalie, shipping heir Stavros Niarchos & model Jessica Hart, and Fuschia Kate Sumner (daughter of Sting) … Models we spotted include Dree Hemmingway, Alessandra Ambrosio, Carolyn Murphy, Poppy Delevingne, Erin Wasson, Chanel Iman, Angela Lindvall, Naomi Campbell, Irina Shayk, and Karolina Kurkova.
PRISM, located on Sunset Boulevard, integrates lectures and film screenings to create a vibrant and thought-provoking multidisciplinary project space supplemented by a bookshop featuring a curated selection of texts and products.
Mario Testino (1954) was born in Lima, Peru. He has worked with the world’s most enduring magazines and published 12 books, including Rio de Janeiro Testino, Kate Moss by Mario Testino, Private View and In Your Face. In July 2012 Testino established MATE, Asociación Mario Testino in Lima, Peru, a not-for-profit cultural organization that will promote and celebrate the arts of his native country and permanently host his own work.
Photo Credit: David X Prutting, Lauren Brokaw, Nina Garcia, Caroline Roman, Kristen Hunt-Greco, etc.