Mario Testino Receives Moët & Chandon Etoile Award


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Mario Testino, Kate Moss, and Daniel Lalonde, Moët & Chandon's CEO

Mario Testino had quite a year, snapping the high-profile weddings of two great Kates (Middleton and Moss)—but now the lensman is ready for his close-up.

The iconic photographer is celebrating 30 years in the business—and Moët & Chandon feted him appropriately with a star-studded London soiree and its inaugural Etoile Award.

Kate Moss, Sienna Miller, Georgia May Jagger, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (in Burberry) all turned out for the ’30s-themed event in gorgeous white gowns, while models Joan Smalls, Candice Swanepoel, and Erin O’Conner looked to the dark side in dramatic all-black ensembles.

The event was hosted by Lady Amanda Harlech, Vogue U.K. fashion director Lucinda Chambers, and American’s Vogue’s Hamish Bowles, while other bold-named attendees included Burberry creative director Christopher Bailey, Matthew Williamson, Ellie Goulding, and Peaches Geldof.


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Double dose of glamour: Candice Swanepoel and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

“I have a sore throat—that’s why you see me wearing this scarf,” Testino told Women’s Wear Daily earlier in the day at the Burberry Spring 2011 show, “but I can tell you I’ll be consuming my fair share of Champagne tonight.”

At a Moët & Chandon event, we’d expect nothing less!

Check out Mario Testino's latest work in V Magazine's tribute to Elizabeth Taylor.