Mario Testino's new Taschen book MaRIO DE JANEIRO Testino (what a stupid title, and yes, it is spelt this way) will probably look as banal as it sounds. I can already imagine it: Nothing you haven't already seen in V 100 times (and more). And it contains an essay by Gisele Bündchen (are you hyperventilating? I didn't think so). I used to love Testino's work. Now I wonder why. Truly, Bruce Weber's tribute to Rio seems like a masterpiece compared to this.
Testino: "When I was 14, on holiday, and going from my house to the beach and seeing everyone walk everywhere in their tiny bathing suits—the girls and boys were so sexy and carefree and wild—I just could not believe it."
Whatever, Ms Testino.