Wednesday 13 December 2017

The making of a modern muse

The Kate Moss book

Kate Moss has edited a book about her career.
Kate Moss has edited a book about her career.

Sharon O'Neill

Kate Moss's very own coffee table book (which all the fashionistas are saying is art) was created by the model herself in collaboration with the art directors and top photographers who have built her career over the years as she morphed from unknown schoolgirl to the most iconic model of all time.

The Kate Moss Book has already become a talking point because it has been released with eight different covers shot by eight different snappers, including big names such as Mario Testino. Which one you get depends on where in the world you buy the book.

A degree of Essex-style brassiness has always been a part of her attraction and it's well caught in the pictures she has chosen, showing that she herself is well aware of it.

She began modelling as a 14-year-old, appeared in trend-setting British magazine The Face, and her "waif" appeal became the antidote to the supermodels like Cindy Crawford that were, literally, in Vogue at the time. That was in the early '90s and she's still on top at the age of 38.

This book, with some never before seen images and behind the scenes glimpses, shows why.

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