Art Party

Mario Testino dazzles Dallas Contemporary crowd with Alta Moda exhibition

Mario Testino dazzles Dallas Contemporary crowd with Alta Moda exhibit

Mario Testino, Peter Doroshenko, Testino Opening DC
Mario Testino, Peter Doroshenko Photo by Jenifer McNeil Baker
Erin Wasson, Testino Opening DC
Erin Wasson Photo by Jenifer McNeil Baker
  Dylan Elchami, Leigh Anne Sinacola, Zachary Shumway, Testino Opening DC
Dylan Elchami, Leigh Anne Sinacola, Zachary Shumway Photo by Jenifer McNeil Baker
Missy Rogers, Beth Rogers, Testino Opening DC
Missy Rogers, Beth Rogers Photo by Jenifer McNeil Baker
Georgina Hartland, Nancy Rogers, Nasiba Hartland Mackie, Testino Opening DC
Georgina Hartland, Nancy Rogers, Nasiba Hartland Mackie Photo by Jenifer McNeil Baker
Joyce Goss, Jane Weempe, Testino Opening DC
Joyce Goss, Jane Weempe Photo by Jenifer McNeil Baker
Mario Testino, Muffin Lemak, Shelby Wagner, Testino Opening DC
Mario Testino, Muffin Lemak, Shelby Wagner Photo by Jenifer McNeil Baker
Shelle Sills, Cindy Rachofsky, Julie Hawes, Testino Opening DC
Shelle Sills, Cindy Rachofsky, Julie Hawes Photo by Jenifer McNeil Baker
Capera Ryan, Nancy Rogers, Testino Opening DC
Capera Ryan, Nancy Rogers Photo by Jenifer McNeil Baker
Anna Sophia Van Zweden, Sarah Caldonay, Erin Cluley, Testino Opening DC
Anna Sophia Van Zweden, Sarah Caldonay, Erin Cluley Photo by Jenifer McNeil Baker
Mario Testino, Peter Doroshenko, Testino Opening DC
Erin Wasson, Testino Opening DC
  Dylan Elchami, Leigh Anne Sinacola, Zachary Shumway, Testino Opening DC
Missy Rogers, Beth Rogers, Testino Opening DC
Georgina Hartland, Nancy Rogers, Nasiba Hartland Mackie, Testino Opening DC
Joyce Goss, Jane Weempe, Testino Opening DC
Mario Testino, Muffin Lemak, Shelby Wagner, Testino Opening DC
Shelle Sills, Cindy Rachofsky, Julie Hawes, Testino Opening DC
Capera Ryan, Nancy Rogers, Testino Opening DC
Anna Sophia Van Zweden, Sarah Caldonay, Erin Cluley, Testino Opening DC

Art aficionados showed up en masse to the Dallas Contemporary to preview Mario Testino's buzzy exhibition, "Alta Moda." The party got started with an intimate fundraising reception at the Contemporary Friday night, followed by a dinner on the rooftop terrace of The Joule co-hosted by Nasiba Hartland Mackie and Nancy Rogers.

Guests — including Erin Wasson, Tim Headington, Michael Tregoning, Brian Bolke, Chandra North and Anna-Sophia Van Zweden admired the collection, comprising portraits of Peruvians from the mountainous region of Cusco wearing traditional and festive dress.

"I am Peruvian, and it is one of my missions to celebrate my country's rich culture on a world stage," Testino said. "I hope that through this exhibition I am able to do that. The Dallas Contemporary is such a dynamic institution, and I am delighted to bring this body of work there."

On Saturday, the Contemporary hosted an exclusive members-only opening celebration; later that night, it was back to The Joule for a preview of new craft cocktail salon Midnight Rambler, in honor of the legendary photographer, although the bar is not set to open to the public until October.

"Alta Moda" runs through December 21 at the Dallas Contemporary.