Throughout his towel series, Mario Testino has captured subjects from Anna Wintour to Ansel Elgort; from models to athletes and even one baby!
One person he has yet to capture clothe-less however, is one of earth’s most perfect specimens… Rafael Nadal. With arms chiseled tighter than Michelangelo’s David, and a chest that resembles a washboard, it’s about time someone exploited his physicality.
Enter Tommy Hilfiger.
Nadal is the new face (and body) of Tommy Hilfiger’s underwear line and it’s safe to say our prayers have been answered. If a picture is worth a thousand words this 30 second video says it all.
I’m still waiting for Testino to add Rafa to his stunning collection of solely towel-bearing subjects, but this video will definitely do in the meantime. Hopefully it even serves as an audition.
After you’ve watched and re-watched, because you know you will, take a look at some of my favorite towel series photographs below.