Kate Moss

As a model Kate Moss defies categorisation. No one can imagine a model universe without her and she continues to diversify. There used to be an age limit for models but her career is anything but slowing down.

She's famously private, refuses interviews and is seriously business minded. Not just a model, she's the girl every young girl wants to dress like, she's the celebrity no one can resist reading about, and she's someone whose antics fascinate. She's a style icon for a generation.
Born on 16 January 1974, Croydon.

Kate Moss aged 14 was discovered by Sarah Doukas, the founder of Storm model agency, at JFK airport in 1988 and was to pioneer the 'waif' look.
At 18, she became the face of Calvin Klein, most famously fronting his underwear campaign with Mark Wahlberg and appearing nude for his perfume adverts for Obsession.
She made her first appearance in British Vogue in January 1993. Her first cover followed two months later, with Kate photographed by Corinne Day. She told VogueTV in September 2010 that this is her favourite of all her Vogue covers.

In 2002 she had a daughter, Lila Grace with Dazed & Confused editor Jefferson Hack. They separated in 2004.

She launched her first collection for Topshop in 2007 under the Kate Moss for Topshop label, featuring pieces inspired by her own style. Her second collection for Topshop was for autumn/winter 2010-11.
After appearing in Longchamp's campaigns for eight seasons, she collaborated on a collection of handbags with the brand in 2010.

In July 2011 she married her boyfriend of four years, The Kills guitarist Jamie Hince, in a ceremony near her Cotswolds home. She wore a cream, beaded floor-length gown designed by John Galliano and her 8-year-old daughter Lila Grace acted as one of her 16 bridesmaids.

Marc Quinn's famous sculpture, Microcosmos, of the supermodel sold for over £570,000 at Sotheby's auction in October 2011.

In July 2013, Moss turned her hand to technology focused accessories, creating a 'fashion tech' collaboration with Carphone Warehouse.

A year for collaborations, early 2013 saw her team up with Rimmel to launch their Salon Pro Nail Polish collection.

A Kate Moss Auction, featuring 59 images of the supermodel, made approximately £1.5 million at Christie's auction house in September 2013.
Teaming up with Topshop again in October 2013, Moss announced that her new collection - 40 pieces inspired by her own wardrobe - would hit the high street in April 2014.
In late 2013, she appeared in Sir Paul McCartney's star-studded new music video, Queenie Eye, alongside ex-beau Johnny Depp.

At the British Fashion Awards in November 2013, she received a Special Recognition Award recognising her contribution to the fashion industry over her 25-year-career.

The start of 2014 saw Moss become the new face of the latest Alexander McQueen campaign.
She turned 40 in January 2014 and celebrated surrounded by family and friends - including her mother, Stella McCartney, Sadie Frost, and John Galliano - at Mayfair's 34 Restaurant. The world celebrated too, with biographical documentary Looking For Kate released, artist Russell Marshall's exhibition showcasing 10 images best encapsulating the supermodel, and Playboy featuring her on their 60th cover (photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott).

In February 2014, Moss took part in her first shoot as contributing fashion editor for Vogue, working with cover girl Daria Werbowy. In her editor's letter, Alexandra Shulman said of the shoot "From gathering the initial moodboard 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 - although perhaps not every editor takes her model out partying on the first night of the shoot!"

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