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Thursday, 16 January 2014

Celebrating An Icon : Happy Birthday Mossy...

From Croydon to the cover of British Vogue, the phenomenon that is Kate Moss has officially been in existence for 40 years today. Many a designer, major fashion photographer and magazine has fallen under her spell over the years and us Mice are no exception.



In true 3BM celebratory style we have gathered together our favourite Kate moments to share with you all. From her 33 Vogue front covers to her penchant for statement shoes - remember her Vivienne Westwood pirate boots, Minnetonka lace-up boots and gladiator sandals phase?! Then there's her string of oh-so-high profile relationships with the likes of Johnny Depp, Jefferson Hack, Pete Doherty and the love of her life Jamie Hince. She certainly has done a hell of a lot of living during her 40 years on earth. 

It all started 26 years ago at JFK airport when Kate was a mere 14 years old. Sarah Doukas of model Agency, Storm famously scouted Kate all those years ago and has played an instrumental part in her career ever since. Her first flashbulb cover moment was for The Face when she was just 16...


Kate was known as the anti-supermodel of the 1990s - her petite proportions in comparison to the supers of the moment - Naomi, Linda, Cindy, Elle, Claudia & Co - caused quite a stir...




Mossy's British Vogue debut came when she was 19 years old - shot by Corinne Day, the cover shoot was met with mixed emotions due to Kate's scruffy bun and distinctly un-Vogue appearance...



But the world really realised Kate's influence when it came to her wearing THOSE Vivienne Westwood Pirate boots in 1990 - BAM, overnight they become one of the most highly sought after fashion classics...



Magazine covers aside Kate took to the social side of fame like a duck to water rocking some eye-popping outfits and creating headlines! One that got her noticed in her early years was that sheer silver scrap of a number worn at an Elite Models party with Naomi Campbell - well if you've got it...





In 2001 Mario Testino famously handed Kate a box of paints in his West London studio and asked her to colour her face without using a mirror - the below picture went on to become the lead picture in his 2002 National Portrait Gallery exhibition...





Another iconic moment to bow down to has to be when Kate played David Bowie in 2003 for yet ANOTHER Vogue cover...





2005 was all about the Moss and Doherty duo - they meet at Kate's 31st birthday and had an on-off very public relationship until 2007...



Not forgetting Kate's business relationship with Topshop mogul Sir.Philip Green and the almighty attention her Oxford Circus window appearance was met with when she launched her first collection for the brand in 2007...






In 2011 Kate tied the knot in a Galliano gown. An understated look with a not so understated 16 bridesmaids...!





Posing in a bronze glitter bodysuit, Kate appeared on the front cover of POP magazine at the end of last year to mark her collaboration with artist, Allen Jones - still got it... 





Donning bunny ears and a powder puff tail Moss most recently made her Playboy debut for the title's 60th anniversary issue...


Wow what a journey and that's only a teeny speck of what this iconic figure in fashion has been up to over the years. Stayed tuned for more ultra-glossy Mossy appreciation next week - that's all I'm going to say for now...


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