FashionFeed: Inez & Vinoodh for CFDA Journal, Mario Testino for Princess Diana

● The first images from the CFDA Journal have emerged, and they feature gorgeous shots of nominees Alexander Wang (pictured here), Marc Jacobs, and honoree Lady Gaga by famed photography duo Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. [Style] ● At the opening of his latest exhibit in NYC, legendary fashion photographer Mario Testino revealed that his all-time favorite subject was Princess Diana. Kate Moss comes in at a close second. [Styleite] ● With Alexander McQueen’s Savage Beauty retrospective and Marc Jacobs’ upcoming exhibit, it looks like fashion exhibitions are the next big thing. [WWD]

● Zappos founder Tony Hsieh gave the commencement speech at FIT’s graduation ceremony. He said he owes his success to “passion, happiness, luck, and pizza.” [Accessories Magazine] ● The latest Stuart Weitzman sample sale caters only to those with a size 6 shoe size. Talk about shoe segregation! [Racked]

Mario Testino Reacts to His Upcoming Lifetime Achievement Award

What does Mario Testino know about beauty? More than most, given the astonishing breadth of his work, which includes celebrity portraits, Royal Family commissions, Vogue editorials, international gallery exhibitions, Gucci campaigns, and seven published monographs.

The peerless photographer’s knack for bringing out the inner radiance of his subjects borders on magical, but it’s something Testino himself has trouble putting into words. “I think I show them my weak side,” he says of the scads of celebrities and models who sit for his portraits, “and then they become less uptight about showing me theirs.” On May 26, El Museo del Barrio, the most prestigious museum of Latin culture in the United States, will honor the 56-year-old Peru native with a lifetime achievement award at their annual gala. “As a Latin American, to be honored by my own people is a great thing,” he says. Marking his 30th anniversary in the fashion industry, Testino attributes his artist’s eye to having grown up in Peru. “Peruvians really understand the word ‘chic,’” he says. “We’re raised to constantly pay attention to what one looks like.”

Rare Image of Kate Moss Could Sell for Big Bucks

A collection of exclusive, rarely seen shots of Kate Moss, Marilyn Monroe, and Courtney Love will go up for sale at the Bonhams Vision 21 auction in London tomorrow. In addition to intimate images of Monroe, the other hot ticket item is the photo of Moss in a London café, snapped by Mario Testino.

Bids will start at around $643 (400 British pounds). Given the mixed outcome of past Moss auctions, we’re curious to see if this mod-style image is enough to reel in a high-rolling bidder.

See the rest of the images scheduled for auction here.

Fashion Feed: January Jones Gets Naked for Versace, Pharrell Williams is Cooler Than You

● More images from the Mario Testino-shot Versace Spring 2011 campaign, featuring January Jones. [Racked] ● New T Magazine editor-in-chief Sally Singer shares her holiday wish list, which includes a Thai massage and cycling shoes. [T Magazine] ● The 18 winners of London’s NewGen 2011 sponsorships have been announced, including BlackBook favorite Dominic Jones. [Style]

● Todd Selby snaps musician and fashion designer Pharrell Williams’ insanely cool Miami digs. [The Selby] ● Future style icon 12-year-old Elle Fanning rocks head-to-toe Rodarte. [Refinery 29]

First Look: January Jones for Versace

The first Versace advertisement featuring January Jones has arrived, with the Mad Men beauty posing nude with the brand’s accessories for Spring 2011. Donatella Versace told WWD, “I am always on the lookout for the next Versace blonde…and in January I feel I have found a perfect Versace woman for the 21st century. She is chic and elegant but deeply sensual too.”

The mod shots, surely influenced by Jones’ Mad Men role, were snapped by Mario Testino.

Royal Photographer Mario Testino

Famed photographer Mario Testino was tapped to snap the official engagement pictures of Kate Middleton and Prince William. The photos, which were taken last month, are set to be released just before Christmas.

There is a nice synchronicity to this choice, as Princess Diana has previously posed for Testino for Vanity Fair in 1997, and Testino has also shot Prince William’s 21st birthday, Prince Harry’s 20th birthday, and Prince Charles for Vogue UK in 2002, US Vogue earlier this year, and even Charles’ official Christmas card for this year.

Testino Pulls Aggy, Whitney Wins, We Die a Little

This has been, like, the worst week for the fashion industry. Ever. Maybe that’s wee melodramatic, but consider this: First, we see Janice Dickinson in real life at some party and fear we’ve stumbled into an avian wax museum. Then, later last week, Whitney wins the title—which, let’s face it, means absolutely nothing to anyone—of “America’s Next Top Model.” It was supposed to be a moment for bigger gals everywhere. And it would have been, I suppose, had Whitney not been such a terrible phony and had she not stomped down the catwalk like Iron Man with two broken arms.

Finally, today comes news that Agyness Deyn has been dropped from Mario Testino’s coveted Burberry campaign. Someone in plaid tells U.K.’s Metro, “She was just a flash in the pan. Last year she was quirky but now she is challenging Moss in the fame stakes by positioning herself everywhere. That kind of popularity just hasn’t sat well with Mario, who is looking for something different.” Um, last we checked, Kate’s fame came from association with a variety of illegal substances—heroin chic, Pete Doherty. Deyn, on the other hand, has become “over-exposed” because of her merit as a model (and maybe singer—jury’s out). Anyway, the moral of this story is that Janice Dickinson scares us in person.