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Who is Kate Moss?

Katherine Ann Moss (born 16 January 1974) is a British model and businesswoman. Arriving at the end of the “supermodel era”, Moss rose to fame in the early 1990s as part of the heroin chic fashion trend. Her collaborations with Calvin Klein brought her to fashion icon status.

She is known for her waifish figure, and role in size zero fashion. Moss has had her own clothing range, has been involved in musical projects, and is also a contributing fashion editor for British Vogue. In 2012, she came second on the Forbes top-earning models list, with estimated earnings of $9.2 million in one year. 

The accolades she has received for modelling include the 2013 British Fashion Awards acknowledging her contribution to fashion over 25 years, while Time named her one of the world’s 100 most influential people in 2007.

Kate Moss Biography, Wiki

British supermodel Katherine Moss was born on January 16, 1974, in Addiscombe, Croydon, Surrey, England. At the age of 14, Kate was discovered by Sarah Doukas of Storm Agency and it was her starting point in building a career as a supermodel. She made her first appearance on the cover of a British magazine, The Face.

Her look afterwards, has been familiar since she became the covers of some famous magazines, namely Elle, Allure, Vogue, and Arena. However, it was the US magazine, Haper’s Bazaar that led her into the international fashion area.

Her thin figure and unusual low weight raise controversy on the trend of “waif” look that triggers anorexia toward inferior teenagers. In spite of her unhealthy image, she has appeared in some advertisements, such as Burberry, L’Oreal, Yves Saint Laurent, Cerutti 1881, Dolce and Gabbana, De Beers Simple Diamonds, and Versace.

However, it was Calvin Klein’s which made her become unbelievably popular, thus being noticed as “The Face of Calvin Klein” due to her dominating appearances in those CK ads.

Besides being a model in magazines and advertisements, Kate went on catwalks for some designers, such as Chanel, Versace, and undoubtedly, Calvin Klein. Her face was also recognized in such music videos, as that of Johnny CashPrimal Scream, and Elton John.

In 1996, she was granted VH1 Award as Model of the Year. High praise has been addressed to her as Isaac Mizrahi once said of her: “She is the new definition of the word elegant.” Marc Jacobs gave her compliment: “She has a star quality bigger than the other models,” while John Galliano highly valued her: “She creates this wonderful vibe that inspires everyone. She is the catalyst.”

Feeling not enough just being a model, Kate Moss took part in some movies, mostly playing as herself as seen in “Unzipped” (1995), “Catwalk” (1996), “Beautopia” (1998), and “Original Copies” (1999), although she indeed acted as Maid Marian in “Blackadder Back & Forth” in 1999 besides taking role in a TV series entitled “Inferno” (1992).

She came down to the book-publishing field by launching her book entitled “Kate: The Kate Moss Story,” containing a collection of her favorite pictures.

After breaking up with Johnny Depp, Kate turned her love to Jefferson Hack, a magazine publisher. On September 29, 2002, their daughter, Lila Grace Moss-Hack, was born at St. John and Elizabeth Hospital in West London.

However, her relationship with her daughter’s father went worse, along with her exhausting condition as a result of hard work in modeling as well as raising Lila. All of these caused Kate to have a sleeping disorder which forced her to seek help from a top London clinic. After all, Kate Moss, who is labeled as the shortest supermodel in the world, is one of the high-priced supermodels of the nineties.

Kate Moss Biography Wikipedia
Kate Moss
BornKatherine Ann Moss
16 January 1974 (age 48)
Croydon, Greater London, England
OccupationModel, fashion designer
Years active1988–present
Spouse(s)Jamie Hince​​(m. 2011; div. 2016)​
Modeling information
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Hair colourBlonde (dyed)
Eye colourHazel
AgencyIMG Models (New York)
d’ management group (Milan)
KMA (London)

Kate Moss Career

In 1988, at the age of fourteen, she was spotted at the JFK Airport, New York City, by Sarah Doukas, the founder of Storm Model Management. Sarah was the pioneer of the ‘waif’ look’Her career in modelling began in 1990 as she posed for black-and-white photographs for the British magazine, ‘The Face’.

The pictures were taken by Corinne Day who titled the shoot as, ‘The 3rd Summer of Love’.At the age of eighteen, she was the face of the brand ‘Calvin Klein’. She was part of the advertisement campaign for the perfume, ‘Obsession’, for which she modeled with Mark Wahlberg.

The advertisement gave her a major breakthrough as she was noticed all around the world. While some acknowledged and appreciated her skinny appearance, the rest scorned her off as anorexic.In January 1993, she was featured for the first time on the British Vogue magazine.

Within a period of two months, she appeared on the cover of the same magazine.When being voluptuous and curvaceous was the order of the day, with the likes of Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford and Elle Macpherson donning the same, Moss defied all rules and became the anti-supermodel of the 1990s.

Apart from walking the ramp and appearing on the cover of magazines, she has appeared in several of the English rock band ‘Oasis’s singles, including, ‘Don’t Go Away’, ‘Fade Away’ and the 1997 album titled, ‘Be Here Now’.

In 1999, she appeared in the short film ‘Blackadder: Back & Forth’, which was a British screen comedy. She played the role of ‘Maid Marian’Over the years, she has appeared in a number of prestigious and well known fashion magazines in the UK, the US and France including ‘Vogue’, ‘W’, ‘Another Man’, Vanity Fair’ and ‘the Face’.

In 2003, she was featured in ‘The White Stripes’ music video titled, ‘I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself’. In the music video, she was seen pole dancing. In 2005, she appeared as a model for the Rimmel London mascara. In the advertisement, she was seen wearing leather and riding on a motorbike in London to the tunes of the rock song, ‘Another Cold Beer’.

In 2006, she made a comeback to modelling after a cocaine scandal. In the autumn/ winter season that year she bagged over 18 major modelling contracts.In 2007, she released her own collection in collaboration with Katy England for ‘Topshop’, a woman’s clothing line. The collection consisted of designs and creations that were created based on her sense of style.

Later in the year 2007, she collaborated with ‘Coty’, a line of global beauty products. They launched a line of body lotions and fragrances.In 2010, she collaborated with Longchamp, a French luxury leather goods company in order to design a unique collection of handbags. She had previously been part of their campaigns for over eight seasons.

In 2011, she served as the brand ambassador and face of the Spanish fashion retailer, Mango.In 2012, she was seen in George Michael’s video for the song titled, ‘White Light’. The same year she also performed at the 2012 Olympic Games along with Naomi Campbell.

She was brand Supremes’ model for its 2012 spring/summer collection. In 2013, she posed with singer Rihanna for a cover shoot for the ‘V magazine’. The shoot was an intimate one and it depicted both of them in lingerie, in a seductive embrace.

Kate Moss Achievements

  • In 1995, she was awarded the ‘Fashion Personality of the Year’ award.
  • In 2005, she received the Fashion Icon award, which was conferred upon her by the Council of Fashion Designers of America.
  • She is the proud recipient of the prestigious Model of the Year awards at the prestigious British Fashion Awards for 2006.
  • In 2007, she was bestowed upon the Sexiest Woman NME Award.
  • She has been enlisted in the ‘Sexiest Woman List’ by various magazines.

Kate Moss FAQ’s

Who is Kate Moss?

Katherine Ann Moss (born 16 January 1974) is a British model and businesswoman. Arriving at the end of the “supermodel era”, Moss rose to fame in the early 1990s as part of the heroin chic fashion trend. Her collaborations with Calvin Klein brought her to fashion icon status.

How old is Kate Moss?

Kate Moss is currently 57 years old.

Is Kate Moss married?

No, Kate Moss is not married.

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