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Taking the helm at Vogue

Kate Moss 'more than impressed' with her fashion editor skills

Published 03/02/2014 | 13:28

The legendary supermodel took the helm of the iconic fashion magazine for a special issue, which see's Kate as the contributing fashion editor.   Photo: Reuters
The legendary supermodel took the helm of the iconic fashion magazine for a special issue, which see's Kate as the contributing fashion editor. Photo: Reuters

Kate Moss took on "the complete role of fashion editor" when she contributed to Britain's Vogue magazine.

The legendary supermodel took the helm of the iconic fashion magazine for a special issue, which see's Kate as the contributing fashion editor. The magazine will hit newsstands this week.

Editor-in-chief of British Vogue, Alexandra Shulman, was more than impressed with Kate's editing and stylist skills.

"Possibly unsurprisingly an homage to renegade rock style," wrote Alexandra in her editor's letter, referring to Kate's fashion story.

"From gathering the initial mood board to talking me through the rail of clothes in the Vogue fashion room and adjusting the accessories on Daria Werbowy, Kate took on the complete role of fashion editor."

Kate styled Ukrainian-Canadian model on a shoot titled Cause Célèbre.

Kate Moss does sheer at 2010's Love Ball London. She's often photographed bra-less.
Kate Moss does sheer at 2010's Love Ball London. She's often photographed bra-less.
What could be a farily dull outfit - skinnies and a tee - gets the Kate-ified by the addition of a oversized vintage-look scarf.
Looking smoking-hot in a corset-style dress, with black stilletoes and sheer tights at a party in aid of the Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital in 2010.
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 19: Kate Moss attends the launch party for the opening of TopShop's Knightsbridge store on May 19, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/WireImage)
Even papped outside her house, looking as if she's on her way to the gym, Kate looks good. We love the striped tee and skinnies combo, as well as the very nice Longchamp bag.
Arguably, Kate invented the festival look - prior to her appearance on the Glasto scene, people were happy to anything waterproof. Post-Kate, desinger shades, tiny shorts and bare tanned legs reigned.
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 20: Kate Moss attends memorial service for Alexander McQueen at St Paul's Cathedral on September 20, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Fred Duval/FilmMagic)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 23: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME. MANDATORY CREDIT PHOTO BY DAVE M. BENETT/GETTY IMAGES REQUIRED) Kate Moss attends the James Small Menswear Show at London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2011 at Sketch on February 23, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 07: Kate Moss sighted on March 7, 2011 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/FilmMagic)
Monochrome is another Moss style tactic. Papped here in Notting Hill, the trademark red sole of her knee-high Louboutins gives her outfit a flash of colour.
Kate does casual street style with vest, jeans and a show stopper of an Isabel Marant fur coast from the designer's 2010 collection.
What to wear for an afternoon trip to your local boozer? If you're Kate, your skinnies, biker boots, a check shirt and a fitted leather coat.
On paper, a white vest, grey jeans and black tuxedo jacket don't sound very exciting. Naturally, on Kate it looks sensational.
Cuffed shorts, black Repetto ballet flats, a Miu Miu swallow-print blouse and a Seventies style floppy hat make this the best shopping outfit, ever.
Kate does beach style. Here she is arriving at the 'Club55' beach in St Tropez, with daugher Lila, and wearing a bandeau dress with fringing.
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 15: Kate Moss seen leaving C's Restaurant and returning to Claridges for a Rimmel shoot on September 15, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/FilmMagic)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 04: Supermodel Kate Moss is sighted at the 'RITZ' hotel on October 4, 2011 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/FilmMagic)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME. MANDATORY CREDIT PHOTO BY DAVE M. BENETT/GETTY IMAGES REQUIRED) Kate Moss attends a cocktail reception at the Stella McCartney Special Presentation during London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2012 a One Mayfair on February 18, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Kate Moss arrives at the Stella McCartney Autumn/Winter 2012 presentation during London Fashion Week at North Audley Street on February 18, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ferdaus Shamim/WireImage)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 26: Kate Moss seen out with a friend in Highgate on March 26, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Moss/FilmMagic)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 28: Kate Moss seen out in North London on March 28, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Moss/FilmMagic)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 30: Kate Moss pictured in London on April 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by SAV/FilmMagic)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 24: Kate Moss sighting on May 24, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Alan Chapman/FilmMagic)
BARCELONA, SPAIN - MAY 30: Kate Moss attends the 4th Mango Fashion Awards 2012 Gala held at the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya on May 30, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Miquel Benitez/WireImage)

The photos took their inspiration from 1970s band Destroy All Monsters. One shot, photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, featured Daria sitting in the driver's seat of a convertible car wearing fishnet tights, a studded mini dress and black leather fingerless gloves. Her hair is streaked with red, giving the whole image a punky feel.

Alexandra also noted how Kate's partying ways haven't been toned down since the model hit her milestone 40th birthday on January 16.

"Perhaps not every editor takes her model out partying the first night of the shoot," she wrote.

Kate took over the March issue, which will be available from Thursday.

Photographers Mert and Marcus have worked with Kate on numerous occasions and shot her recent Playboy cover, to celebrate the magazine's 60th birthday.

"Oh, my God, it was a no-brainer. When Kate asked us to shoot her for Playboy's 60th anniversary issue, you know, we had to do it," Mert told Style.com.

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"We didn't have any hesitations. We were all in from the start. We've done a lot of things with Kate-a lot of role-playing, a lot of fashion pictures, a lot of personal pictures-and when we started this project, we asked ourselves what not to do," Marcus added.

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