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Elton John auctions Mario Testino shoot for AIDS Foundation

Elton John auctions Mario Testino shoot for AIDS Foundation - One partygoer at Sir Elton John's fund raising auction has paid 1 million to be photographed by fashion photographer Mario Testino.

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Testino photographed Diana Princess of Wales for the cover of Vanity Fair back in 1997.

Sir Elton John held a charity auction at his mansion last week to raise money for the AIDS Foundation, in which one of the items up for sale was to be photographed by legendary fashion photographer Mario Testino.

One guest at the party in Berkshire paid £1 million for the fashion shoot with Testino, who is best known for photographing stars such as Madonna, Elizabeth Hurley, Kate Moss and Cameron Diaz as well as shooting the late Diana Princess of Wales for the cover of Vanity Fair in 1997.

The Elton John AIDS Foundation was set up in 1992 and is one of the leading non-profit organisations in support HIV/AIDS prevention and eduction. The auction was just one of many events held to raise money for the cause and raised a total of £6m. Other goodies for sale included the chance to write a song with Elton himself, which sold for a massive £1.4m. We know which we'd prefer...

More information about the AIDS Foundation can be found at the website here.

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