Mario Testino is a world-renowned fashion and portrait photographer who created gorgeous imagery for brands such as Versace, Gucci, Burberry, Chanel, or Michael Kors, among others. Besides his featured work in magazines like Vogue or Vanity Fair, this artist has impressed the world with his creative projects. One of the most famous such creative ventures is the Mario Testino Towel Series.
He photographed celebrities wearing nothing but a towel, becoming an Internet sensation overnight. Today, we will show you a few celebrities wearing towels and looking amazing under Mario Testino’s lens and talent, together with ideas and suggestions on how to recreate the looks.
1. Miley Cyrus
Former sweet Disney princess and current superstar known for wrecking taboos, Miley Cyrus looks gorgeous in any occasion. In Mario Testino Towel Series, Miley nonchalantly wears a fluffy bathrobe and a hair towel, showing us a charming blend between a girl’s curiosity and a woman’s sex appeal.
Being Miley, she is, of course, rebelling against the status quo – but we have to admit, the star-shaped nipple cover blends in perfectly. Miley’s “nothing but a towel” look is simple to recreate – in case you want to spend an afternoon like a megastar while you enjoy your spa day in the comfort of your home.
You need a white 5-stars hotel plush bamboo towel for your hair and, of course, a plush terry velour bathrobe. The nipple cover is up to you! What can we say about Miley that you do not know already?
A shooting star through and through, the gorgeous American singer says she has some surprises in store for us – music wise. Concerning other photo sessions, we all have to wait for new spectacular appearances.
2. Kate Upton
In the vein of Miley Cyrus’s photo session, Kate Upton’s towel series captures the beautiful American model and actress in a delightful moment of ingenuity. Mario Testino photographed Kate in Los Angeles wearing a dreamy thick bath towel to dry her hair and a soft white bathrobe to envelop her in layers of fluffy clouds.
You can remake the look at home (or develop a new one inspired by it) by using items you probably have already. Besides a white fleece robe, you should remember to use an oversized bath cotton towel in a soft beige nuance for your hair. If you want to offer yourself a treat at home, Kate and Miley’s towel series are more than inspirational.
If you activate in the hospitality industry, you should offer your guests luxury bathrobes and towels to make them feel like red carpet stars and divas.
3. Aurélien Muller
Next in our Mario Testino Towel Series presentation we have famous French model Aurélien Muller, whose portfolio includes clients such as Dolce & Gabbana, Tom Ford, Furla, and more.
He starred in many editorials – sometimes the press naming him “Adonis in Paradise” – and impressed a world with his looks and attitude. Aurélien is not the only man to feature in Mario Testino Towel Series and to display his innate charm. Testino’s portfolio includes names like Justin Bieber, Ansel Elgort, and many more. It goes to show that a sexy-looking man wearing nothing but a towel makes a more powerful and memorable impression than an elaborate fashion show.
It seems here Aurélien is wearing just a white spa bath towels – and it is enough to make a statement.
4. Edita Vilkeviciute
The face of Karl Lagerfeld, GAP, Dior, and Armani, Edita is a Lithuanian model who rocked the fashion world since her debut. In 2013, she made it to the Top 50 Models Women list (a ranking offered by Models.com) and got an extremely good position in Top Sexiest list of models of the same year.
\In Mario Testino’s Towel Series, Edita displays a classic beauty and an aura of innocence you cannot resist. Less naughty than Miley Cyrus, Edita posed wearing a gorgeous terry shawl-collar bathrobe and an oversized bath towel on her head. She looks like the photographer surprised her while she was going out of the pool while on vacation in an exotic destination.
5. Miranda Kerr
This famous Australian began her modelling career when she was only 13 years old. Her career took her from Victoria’s Secret to Maybelline and in many other agencies.
With a short appearance in the celebrated sitcom, How I met Your Mother, the former Victoria Secret Angel is the proud mother of two healthy children and an advocate for feeling good about yourself – especially a mum bod.
Those who have a penchant for the entertainment industry and celebrity relationships, know that Kerr was the wife of famous actor Orlando Bloom – the two have a son together. In Mario Testino’s Towel Series, Miranda subtly flirts with the camera.
We have to praise both the artist and the model, as Kerr’s photo is a blend of innocence and flirting few women can display in such natural a manner. The two towels in this photograph are white bath towels – of the highest quality.
6. David Gandy
David is one of Britain’s highest-rated models, starting his career with Dolce & Gabbana no less. His muscular physique, his piercing blue eyes, and his amazing personal style led him to stardom. He wrote fashion editorials and lifestyle blog posts for the British Vogue and Telegraph Men.
David successfully launched two mobile apps (one in the realm of fitness and one offering styling and fashion tips and tricks) and built the foundation of his own production company, also investing in entrepreneurial ventures and films.
A celebrity ambassador and a charity fundraiser, David Gandy is not your usual male model having swimsuit photo shootings all day long. In the case of Mario Testino Towel Series, David is looking gorgeous than ever, wearing that white towel with confidence and style – he makes you believe for a second that he was born to wear nothing but a bath sheet all his life.
Mario Testino’s Towel Series – and the dedicated website – presents celebrities in ways you probably have never seen them before. A beautiful and delicate erotic charm beautifully blends in with the humanity and purity emerging from each photo.
If you follow the photographer’s portfolio, you will see famous people and less famous people wearing nothing but a towel and having the time of their lives. Which one is your favorite? What other celebrities would you enjoy to see in Mario Testino’s Towel Series?