Friday, August 17, 2012

High Heels

This morning as usual I sat down with my first mug of coffee in the pre-dawn darkness and switched on the computer, ready to peer bleerily at anything the world might offer.

But then woke up completely and immediately when this photo popped out of my inbox where it had arrived during the night. Once in a while a single image can still redeem the whole ridiculous project of High Fashion, it seems.

This one was taken in 2009 by Mario Testino in London. His model, the obviously immortal Kate Moss. Taschen sent it to me (bless their hearts), promoting a new retrospective volume, Mario Testino: Private View.