Legendary photographer Mario Testino has the ability to ''captivate audiences worldwide'' with his pictures and is ''internationally respected''.
Mario Testino has the ability to "captivate audiences worldwide" with his pictures.
The legendary photographer - who has worked with the likes of Kate Moss, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Victoria Beckham and the late Princess Diana in the past - recently received receive the Moet & Chandon Etoile Award and the brand's CEO says he was the perfect choice.
Daniel LaLonde told vogue.co.uk: "Mario Testino, who this year is celebrating 30 years as one of the most internationally respected and iconic photographers of the century, possesses uniquely personal relationships with his subjects. Mario has the remarkable ability to capture spontaneously intimate moments, which captivate audiences worldwide: that Mirrors the essence of Moet & Chandon."
Mario was presented with his prize at a star-studded event and Daniel says the party was a fitting tribute to him.
He said: "The award was presented at a lavish 1930s-inspired party hosted by Moet & Chandon, myself and our co-hosts Lady Amanda Harlech, Hamish Bowles and Lucinda Chambers at the Park Lane Ballroom. The unique space was re-imagined and designed by set designer Michael Howells. Michael transformed the beautiful, original Art Deco ballroom into an opulent Thirties supper club with guests dressed accordingly in black and white. The interior was bathed in lavender light and giant palms lined the walls to create an astonishing back drop to the evening. Included in the avant-garde design of the room was a floor-to-ceiling, revolving Champagne fountain and bar. This towering fountain cascaded with Champagne throughout the night whilst continuously revolving within the circular bar. Guests were greeted by staff exclusively styled by Dior and The Fashion house also provided make-up touch ups in the ladies' powder room throughout the night."