Tuesday, May 26, 2009

LuLu : Fashion Photographer & illustrator

Mario Testino - Fashion Photographer

Mario Testino was born (1954) in Lima, Peru into a family of Irish, Spanish and Italian origins. He attended the American School of Lima and went on to study Economics at the Universidad del Pacifico, Law at the Universidad Catolica and International Relations at the University of San Diego, in San Diego, California. From Peru he moved to London and began his formal training in Photography. Mario continues to live in London, but he travels extensively shooting for American, British, French, and Italian Vogue, L'Uomo Vogue, and Vanity Fair. He has photographed many celebrities including Madonna, Kim Basinger, Liz Hurley, Gwyneth Paltrow, Janet Jackson, Julia Roberts, Meg Ryan, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Diana, Princess of Wales. He has also received special commissions to photograph The Prince of Wales, Prince Harry, and Her Majesty Queen Rania al Abdullah of Jordan. Mario Testino has contributed to the images of leading fashion houses such as: Givenchy, Christian Lacroix, Valentino, Sonia Rykiel, Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Versace, Paul Smith, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Missoni, Burberry’s and Calvin Klein. He has photographed beauty and fragrance campaigns for Gucci, Clinique, Lancôme, Davidoff, Valentino and Shiseido.




Maddalena Sisto (1951 - 2000)

architect, journalist, eclectic artist, fashion and clothing illustrator

The world of MAD, 30 years of fashion, design, garments and trends.

She was born in alessandria, Italy in 1951.She moved to milan, where she devoted herself to fashion, custom, design and trends collaborating with the condè nast publishing group. she took a degree in architecture at milan polytechnic. maddalena sisto has published her drawings in many international publications, among them vogue, glamour, elle decor, marie claire, the new yorker, vanity, ...

She has realized advertising campaigns with fiat, peter stuyvesant, bulgari, fiorucci, bisazza, lycra dupont, absolut vodka, ceramica bardelli, lavazza, missoni, etro...

Maddalena Sisto is the only italian fashion

and design illustrator who is internationally known.

A passionate observer of its time maddalena sisto has filled up infinite note-books, train tickets and match boxes with more or less elaborated colorful drawings.

MAD created many many women’s figures (her favourite subject) Her drawings are ecentric and allow society to imagine women, fashion and body image in a different, almost comical way. Always with irony she portrayed the defects and the virtues of women of our times. Women represented in extraordinary mutations inspired by plants and furniture.




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