Jul 23, 2010 12:00AM

Double Trouble

Kate Moss and Mario Testino both inhabit the rarefied heights of the fashion world, but Taschen's soon to be released Kate Moss by Mario Testino transcends fashion. It's about friendship. The volume is a visual record of the relationship between the fashion world's most celebrated photographer and his greatest muse.

The close relationship between the two is showcased through the most intimate of portraits, which follow Kate from her early catwalk days as a grungy teenager, to ultimate fashion icon behind-the-scenes of some of Testino's revolutionary shoots. For the first time, we are invited behind the glossy exterior of the editorial, and see Moss as one of her closest companions sees her- with raw beauty, wit and spirit. It is a rare glimpse into the world of a very private icon.

Kate Moss by Mario Testino 8 images from the pair's most renowned editorials, as well as many exclusive images handpicked from Testino's private archive. Together with a foreword by the photographer and an exclusive essay by Moss, this is the definitive record of the artist and the ultimate muse. The volume is also available in a boxed hardback edition, with a limited run of 1500 signed copies.