PHOTOS: Why Princess Diana Was Mario Testino’s Favorite Subject

Like most people in the fashion establishment, photographer Mario Testino has said some lovely things about Duchess Catherine. But if he had to pick a favorite subject, he says Princess Diana would win hands down.

The Daily Telegraph talked with Testino last night during the opening party for his exhibit at El Museo del Barrio in New York City and asked him how he could pick just one person among all of the famous actors, singers, models and other famous people he’s photographed over his decade-spanning career.

“So many people ask me this,” he said, “It would have to be Princess Diana, it took my career to another level.”

But being asked this question is like asking a parent of five children to pick a favourite, he added.

“Top five? Kate Moss has been one of my favourites for a long time. I have worked a lot with her. I think I have managed to document her through the 20 years that we worked together. But there are many people like that: Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet, it is hard to pick just one.”

Not that hard — he did pick Diana, after all. Take a look at some of his photographs of her, plus Testino’s other work with the British royals, below.

[The Daily Telegraph]

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