Kate Moss (born 16 January 1974) is an English model. Moss is known for her waifish figure and, popularizing the Heroin chic look in the 1990s, which made her a supermodel. She is also famous for her controversial private life, high profile relationships, party lifestyle, and drug use. Moss changed the look of modelling and started a global debate on eating disorders, and her role in size zerofashion. In 2007, she came 2nd on the Forbes top-earning models list, estimated to have earned $9 million in one year.
1 Early life
2.3 Fashion designer
2.4 Other endeavours
2.5 Charity work
3 Personal life
3.1 Cocaine scandal
3.2 Gold statue
5 External links
Moss wasborn in Addiscombe, Croydon, London to Linda Rosina (Shepherd), a barmaid, and Peter Edward Moss, a travel agent. Kate has a younger brother named Nick and a half-sister and half-brother. Moss' parents divorced when she was 13. She attended Ridgeway Primary School and Riddlesdown High School in Purley. She was not noted for her academic success, while she did excel at sports.According to Fred Vermorel's Addicted to Love: Kate Moss, "Out of eight GCSEs she achieved one C (in Science) and all the rest were Ds, Es and Fs". Moss joined the Labour Party at age 16 and campaigned against Conservatism in her local area.
Moss was discovered in 1988 at the age of 14 by Sarah Doukas, the founder of Storm Model Management, at JFK Airport in New York City,after a holiday in The Bahamas. Moss's career began when Corinne Day shot black-and-white photographs of her, styled by Melanie Ward, for British magazine The Face when she was 16, in a photo shoot titled "The 3rd Summer of Love". Moss then went on to become the "anti-supermodel" of the 1990s in contrast to the "supermodels" of the moment, such as Cindy Crawford,Elle Macpherson, Claudia Schiffer, and Naomi Campbell, who were known for their curvaceous and tall figures.
Moss was voted 9th in Maxim's "50 Sexiest Women of 1999" and 22nd in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women of 1995". Men's magazine Arena named her as their Sexiest Woman in their 150th issue. She was presented on the November 1999 Millennium cover of American Vogue as one of the"Modern Muses". In March 2007, Moss won the Sexiest Woman NME Award. She made her first appearance in the British women's Sunday Times Rich List in 2007, where she was estimated to be worth £45 million. She ranked as the 99th richest woman in Britain. In the 2009 Rich List, she was ranked as the 1,348th richest person in the UK, with a net worth of £40 million.
In July 2007, earningan estimated total of $9 million in the past 12 months, Forbes magazine named her second on the list of the World's 15 top-earning models list.
Moss during her "waif" period
Moss ushered in the heroin chic look in 1993 (which prompted much speculation over her weight) with a highly publicised campaign for Calvin Klein. Her depiction in photographs also drewcriticism from then-President of the United States Bill Clinton, who spoke out against the growing heroin chic trend. When questioned about her weight, Moss commented "It was just the time. It was a swing from more buxom girls like Cindy Crawford and people were shocked to see what they called a 'waif'. What can you say? How many times can you say "I'm not anorexic"?
In addition to beingknown for her modelling work, Kate Moss is also an international fashion icon. She has garnered many awards for her style, including the Council of Fashion Designers of America's fashion influence award and a place on the Vanity Fair international best-dressed list. In the early part of the 21st century, she was, together with actress Sienna Miller, one of the main proponents of...
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