Kate Moss Undressed
Katherine Moss (born 16 January, 1974) is an English supermodel who is most famous for her high profile relationships, recent cocaine addiction and iconic advertising campaigns.
Moss was born in Addiscombe, London Borough of Croydon, England. Kate attended Ridgeway Primary School, then Riddlesdowne High School but she was not noted for her academic success. According to Vermorel's book "Addicted to Love: Kate Moss" she gained one C (in Science) and all the rest were Ds, Es, and Fs at GCSE level, however she did excel at sport. She was discovered at the age of 14 by Sarah Doukas (the founder of Storm Model Agency) in 1988, at JFK Airport in New York City, after a vacation in the Bahamas. Moss then went on to become the anti-supermodel of the 1990s in contrast to the supermodels at the time, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, Claudia Schiffer, and Naomi Campbell. This began with her first major cover and photoshoot in British magazine, The Face.
She ushered in the waif look in 1997(which prompted much speculation over her weight) with a highly publicised campaign for Calvin Klein, including posing nude in ads for its perfume brand, Obsession. Some have even blamed her for popularizing the dangerous "heroin chic" look. Storm Model Agency lists Moss as being 173 cm (5' 8") but it is widely known that she is shorter than that, around 5' 7". Twiggy, a famous model during the 1960s who is 5' 6", wrote in her autobiography that she and Moss are about the same height.
Despite this apparent disadvantage, Moss charmed the fashion industry and has walked/campaigned for such elite houses as Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, Versace, Chanel, Missoni, and David Yurman. Now in her 30s, Moss is still working and has become a "supermodel" in her own right.
She has a daughter, Lila Grace, born on 29 September 2002, with Dazed & Confused editor Jefferson Hack.
Kate Moss during her waif period.
In September 2005, after she was filmed while allegedly cutting and inhaling cocaine, several of her sponsors disassociated themselves. However, led by Virgin, work has rapidly returned. In May of 2006, Maxim magazine named her #24 in it's annual Hot 100 issue.