Friday 28 November 2014

Kate Moss to get Special Recognition at Fashion Awards

Olivia Bergin

Published 29/11/2013 | 12:27

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 15:  Kate Moss attends the book launch party for 'Kate: The Kate Moss Book' at 50 St James on November 15, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Danny Martindale/Getty Images)
Kate Moss
The supermodel will be recognised by the BFA
Kate Moss

The British Fashion Council considers home-grown model Kate Moss to be much more than just a hard-working clotheshorse; she's a continued influence on the industry and a style icon, so in honour of this she will be presented with the Special Recognition Award at next week's British Fashion Awards.

"Kate Moss has made many people dream. And not only people that look at fashion but those that create it as well," explains her long-time co-collaborator, photographer Mario Testino.

The 39-year-old Croydonian was scouted aged just 14 by Storm Models founder Sarah Doukas at JFK airport in New York, and with her waifish figure, was pitched as the antithesis of the glamorous, athletic Supermodels such as Christy Turlington and Cindy Crawford.

Her friend Donatella Versace sums up her enduring appeal by saying: "From the very beginning Kate was iconic; she never had to become a model. She has the same energy, the same seduction and the same wit - infront of the camera and with everyone, I love you Kate!"

London-based Moss has graced 34 British Vogue covers alone and is set to be the cover star of the next issue of Playboy. As well as starring in ad campaigns for dozens of brands from Calvin Klein to Gucci, she's designed a collection for Longchamp and is renewing her collaboration with high street chain Topshop next spring.

Moss was crowned model of the year at the British Fashion Awards in 2006 and in 2009 took home the 'London 25' award in recognition of an individual who embodies the spirit of London and British fashion.

Kate Moss does sheer at 2010's Love Ball London. She's often photographed bra-less. (WireImage/WireImage)
Kate Moss does sheer at 2010's Love Ball London. She's often photographed bra-less. (WireImage/WireImage)
What could be a farily dull outfit - skinnies and a tee - gets the Kate-ified by the addition of a oversized vintage-look scarf. (Getty Images/Getty Images)
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. (Getty Images/Getty Images)
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) (WireImage/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. (FilmMagic/FilmMagic)
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. (Getty Images/Getty Images)
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) (FilmMagic/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) (Getty Images/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 07: Kate Moss sighted on March 7, 2011 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/FilmMagic) (FilmMagic/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. (FilmMagic/FilmMagic)
Kate does casual street style with vest, jeans and a show stopper of an Isabel Marant fur coast from the designer's 2010 collection. (FilmMagic/FilmMagic)
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. (FilmMagic/FilmMagic)
On paper, a white vest, grey jeans and black tuxedo jacket don't sound very exciting. Naturally, on Kate it looks sensational. (Getty Images/Getty Images)
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. (FilmMagic/FilmMagic)
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. (FilmMagic/FilmMagic)
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) (FilmMagic/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) (FilmMagic/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) (Getty Images/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) (WireImage/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) (FilmMagic/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) (FilmMagic/FilmMagic)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 30: Kate Moss pictured in London on April 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by SAV/FilmMagic) (FilmMagic/FilmMagic)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 24: Kate Moss sighting on May 24, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Alan Chapman/FilmMagic) (FilmMagic/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) (WireImage/WireImage)

This year's ceremony, which will be staged at the London Colliseum on Monday, December 2, will also celebrate the best designer, model and brand of the year. You can read the full list of nominees here. Tickets are still available for the event.

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