Impossibly beautiful and implausibly well known, from storming catwalks across the globe to countless magazine editorials, and a party life to put even the most hardcore amongst us to shame, Kate Moss needs little introduction. With her Topshop range causing havoc on the high street, and an army of Moss lookalikes fast springing up in its wake, i-D has invited seventeen of Kate Moss’s friends, fans and collegues from over the years to ask their favourite catwalk queen a question of their choice. From her favourite underwear, to what she sees last when she closes her eyes, enter the world of Miss Moss. i-Con. Goddess. WE LOVE YOU, KATE. Always. Forever. Amen. X
Edward Enninful, Consultant Fashion Director i-D: Hey Kitty Kat, it’s Edwina, Why are you sooooo cuuuute?
Kate Moss: Same reason as you.
David Sims, Photographer, i-D contributor: What’s your favourite type of underwear?
Kate Moss: Anything AP.
Bella Freud, Designer: When you are feeling down, do you find you turn more to women or to men?
Kate Moss: Always women. I’ve got the best girlfriends, oh and Jimmy B.
Katie Grand, Editor-in-chief Love: What’s your favourite colour?
Kate Moss: Green.
Sarah Doukas Founder of Storm modelling agency and the woman who discovered Kate: I know you like poetry… What is your favourite poem?
Kate Moss: I don’t know what it’s called, and it goes on and on and on, by Harold Pinter.
Alister Mackie Fashion Director Another Man. Naughty Alister asked Kate two questions:
Name five marsupials.
Kate Moss: Wallaby, Kangaroo, Koala and Quokka.
Alister Mackie: What have you done with my white Carol Christian Poell waistcoat?
Kate Moss: It’s in my closet.
Roxy Cottontail, New York DJ, who sang Moss’s praises in song Kate Moss: Will you do a song with me?
Kate Moss: In a word, “No!” I’m trying to curb my singing ambitions.
Dolce & Gabbana, Fabulous fashion designers: If you weren’t Kate Moss, who would you have liked to be?
Kate Moss: Isadora Duncan.
Val Garland, Make-up genius: What makes you shiver?
Kate Moss: My boyfriend’s touch.
Sam McKnight, Hairdresser to the stars: A cat has nine lives. How many lives does Kate Moss have?
Kate Moss: A few more than nine!
Vivienne Westwood, Designer, dame: What’s your favourite book? Kate Moss: Anything by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Mario Sorrenti, Photographer, i-D contributor: What is the most important thing success has brought to you?
Kate Moss: Special services at the airport.
Bobby Gillespie, Primal Scream frontman, rock‘n’roll monster. Naughty Bobby also asked Kate two questions: ‘Gimme Shelter’ or ‘Gimme Danger’?
Kate Moss: Gimme Shelter.
Bobby Gillespie: Which song makes you cry?
Kate Moss: Astral Weeks.
Philip Treacy, Master milliner: Do you still have the original Marilyn Monroe film we once spoke about?
Kate Moss: Ah, I’d forgotten about that. Now you mention it, I’ll have to dig it out.
Irina Lazareanu Model, ex-Babyshambles drummer and the handpicked star of Kate’s Topshop campaign: If you would have to do it all over again without changing one thing, would you?
Kate Moss: Maybe a few minor changes…
Text: Holly Shackleton