Alta Moda is a personal project for fashion photographer Mario Testino. It brought him to his home of Peru to capture the Peruvian culture and traditional dress – the Mario Testino way. “So much Peruvian history lives on in these clothes,” said Testino. “I have become aware on my travels that when a country loses the connection between its history and its traditional dress, something truly precious is lost.” Some of these gorgeous garments are costumes for the Carnival of Ccatca, Qhapaq qolla dance costume, and traditional women’s dress from the Province of Espinar, Cusco. As I’m planning my trip to Peru this fall, these images absolutely excite me. The Alta Moda exhibit is at the Dallas Contemporary Museum from September 21- December 22. This is a must see!
(via Conde Nast Traveler)