“Different is always attractive” – Mario Testino
This was also an occasion to become more familiar with the newly built and super trendy new Dubai Design District Area (commonly named 3D). In this area are now settling all the key companies around art, fashion, luxury and creations. It is still “under process” but one can imagine how exciting the place will become in few months once all the cafes, shops and galleries will be up and running.
Hosting for the first time an exhibit of the very famous photographer Mario Testino is also an strong sign that Dubai is dynamically making the turn toward becoming a trend setting Art hub.
I often relate to Miami which years ago was mentioned as a charming formatted city attracting tourists and retired people, and which has now transformed into one of the most exciting artistic center with worldwide events like Art Basel Miami.
But let’s come back on the gems revealed yesterday: A series of almost 30 of the most iconic shots of Mario Testino featuring the hottest models (think among others Kate Moss, Gisele Bundchen and Cara Delevingne) and rock stars or famous actors like a very different Brad Pitt or the Rolling Stones.
All the different technics of the artist are featured in black and white or vibrant colors, with always this sense sense of humour which for me makes the very signature of the brilliant Mario Testino.
No wonder why he is since long time the favorite photographer of the top magazines around the world.
Last, did i met Mario?…hum yes, briefly. I crossed him heading to the bathrooms and he gave me a very kind smile, i am certain he had noticed the surprise on my face and thus captured in the second the fun of the situation!
Heat by Mario Testino will run from March 25th until April 15th, 2016. Entrance is free (yay!). You can enjoy it as many time as you want from 10 AM to 10 PM. Featured in a pop up gallery at D3 Dubai courtyard between building 9 an 10.