- Kate Moss
and high street and that fact makes every campaign she fronts cool.
Kate's friend, the makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury, first worked with her in the '90s. "I [was] mesmerised by her beauty, style and professionalism," she says. "She is the great beauty of our time and her face is a makeup artist's dream: her incredible cheekbones, her almond-shaped eyes... her versatility doesn't cease to surprise me."
For years we knew nothing of the real Kate. Her ex-boyfriend Johnny Depp told her to "never complain, never explain" and it served her well. But when Kate became a brand in her own right, slowly she let us in. She even gave US Vogue the exclusive on her 2011 wedding to the Kills' Jamie Hince. But we've only scratched the surface. The rest she keeps for herself and that, surely, is the secret of her success.
She‘s as knowing and unknowable as the Mona Lisa, but whether playing the waif, the glamour girl, the grungy groupie or the romantic bride, she is always, unmistakeably, Kate. Kate: The Kate Moss Book, edited by Fabien Baron, Jess Hallett and Jefferson Hack (Rizzoli) is out now
“She is the great beauty of our time and her face is a makeup artist's dream”
Kate's wardrobe essentials
Channel the model's iconic look in these timelessly cool rock'n'roll pieces
IT'S ONLY ROCK'N'ROLL...
The supermodel's seductively laid-back style is evident in a British Vogue shoot, 2010 (left)credits
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