Mario Testino is an icon in the fashion world for his portraits for magazines like Vogue, V magazine and Harper's Bazaar. He is inspiring a whole new vibe. In that vibe, he is so proud to be a Peruvian that achieved great things with his expectations and opportunities that came his way.
He is now presenting in Lima, Peru his most recent exhibition called "Alta Moda" portraying men and women from the Peruvian Highlands wearing their colorful and exotic party attires. This exhibit was put together with pictures taken by Testino in a course of 5 years. He was attracted to the different colors and parties and ensembles that these native people had and showed how proud they were to be dressing for the parts.
As a Peruvian myself, I feel like Mario is doing a great job. In the capital city you can't see most of the times these dresses and the peruvian culture itself. Most people have to travel to the outskirt locations to really appreciate what it is all about.
Here is a sneak peak of the exhibition taken from Mario Testino's site.
You can see a little more of this exhibit here.
And if you find yourself in Lima, Peru you can altogether go see it and support the MATE foundation by doing it. It opened April 20th and will go on till September 15th.
The adress: Pedro de Osma 409, Barranco.
Times: Tuesday-Saturday 11 am - 8 pm
Sundays 11 am - 6 pm
I hope you give a visit if you are around the area and if you can't, check out a little bit of it in the site.