Bewitchingly beautiful, implausibly well-known and with a party life to put even the most hardcore to shame, Kate Moss has stormed catwalks, plastered billboards and broken records (and hearts).
Originally appeared in The Name Issue, September 2005.
Born in Croydon in 1974, Kate was first spotted at JFK airport at just 14 years of age. Never one to succumb to demurity, she was propelled onto the fashion scene with a topless cover shot for The Face. Creating her own legend in her wake, Kate has gone on to be the face of a myriad of fashion and beauty labels, frequently gracing the covers of i-D, Vogue and Harpers Bazaar. A style icon for our times, Kate has become one of the most photographed and celebrated women around. As Edward Enninful, i-D’s Fashion Director recalls, “Kate and I met as teenagers in ’89. I was a fashion assistant and she was London’s hottest rising model. Even then I remember thinking she was the most beautiful girl I had ever seen. A few years later, she went on to become the face of my generation. From photographers David Sims, Mario Sorrenti, Corinne Day, Juergen Teller, Glen Luchford, Nigel Shafran and Craig McDean, stylists Venetia Scott, Anna Cockburn and Melanie Ward, and make-up artists Dick Page and Pat McGrath to hairstylists Eugene Souleiman, Guido and James Brown, Kate united us all – everyone adored Kate. Years later and Kate is still Kate. Funny, fresh-faced, magnetic, inspiring and still a very good friend. She is also still one of the most beautiful women in the world. Proof that beautiful things come in small packages.”