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Giovanni Testino

Chief Executive, Art Partner

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Biography

As chief executive of Art Partner, Giovanni Testino oversees the firm’s work with fashion houses and cosmetic companies providing image consulting — such as Lucia Pica for Chanel Beauty and Charlotte Tilbury for her eponymous brand — as well as offering a full in-house digital strategy and distribution, content creation and production service from its offices in New York, London and Paris.

Testino founded Art Partner in 1992 representing photographer (and Giovanni’s brother) Mario Testino and has since grown a roster of creatives including Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Charlotte Tilbury, Marie Chaix , Mario Sorrenti , Alasdair McLellan , Dan Tobin Smith and Glen Luchford . The agency is now widely recognised as one of the foremost sources for creative talent for fashion, luxury and beauty and has partnered on advertising projects with clients such as Gucci,  Stella McCartney , Chloe, Burberry, Givenchy, Versace,  Michael Kors , Puig and Lancôme. Art Partner has also worked on campaigns in the both the electronic and the food and beverage industries teaming up with clients such as Apple, Samsung and Macallen.

As chief executive of Art Partner , Giovanni Testino oversees the representation of a group of photographers, film directors, stylists and hair and make-up artists such as Harley Weir , Jane How, Lachlan Bailey, Joe McKenna , Anastasia Barbieri, Melanie Ward and  Colin Dodgson , as well as creative directors such as Ezra Petronio.

Art Partner produces projects including global campaigns, editorials, digital and social content and artist partnerships. Art Partner’s Syndication division provides clients with a bespoke subscription service to offer photography and film from their artists, to support digital platforms such as online editorial and social media along with the more traditional book, and print sales. 

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Peru

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United Kingdom

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