British-born international model Kate Moss is an undisputed queen of the catwalk and indeed a fashion powerhouse. She was spotted in 1988 at the age of 14 and achieved superstar status as a model in the 1990s and into the 2000s. Remarkable are her countless collaborations with the legendary fashion house Calvin Klein, which could be called a “match made in heaven”.
In 2007, Moss was included in Time Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world. In 2008, an 18-carat gold sculpture worth £1.5 million ($2.8 million) was erected in her honor for a museum exhibition in her native Great Britain. In 2012, Kate Moss was placed on the Forbes list of highest-paid models after earning a whopping $9.2 million. After 25 years in the industry, Kate Moss was honored at the 2013 British Fashion Awards in recognition of her achievements in the fashion industry.
Over the years, Kate Moss has launched a number of clothing lines and on some occasions has ventured into music and movies. The fashion icon also serves as guest editor for the British magazine Vogue.
Kate Moss Biography
The international fashion superstar was born on January 16, 1974, in Croydon, Greater London as Katherine Ann Moss. Her mother Linda Rosina (née Shepherd) worked as a barmaid and her father Peter Edward Moss worked for an airline. However, her parents’ marriage ended when she was 13 years old. She grew up with 2 siblings, a younger brother named Nick and a half-sister named Charlotte.
Kate Moss received her primary education at Ridgeway Primary School and her secondary education at Riddlesdown High School, both in Purley, South London. At the age of 14, Moss was spotted at JFK Airport in New York when she returned to England after a family holiday from the founder of Storm Model Management, Sarah Doukas.
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At the age of 16, Kate Moss’s modeling career officially began in 1990, after a picture of her taken by the legendary British photographer Corinne Day was published in the now-defunct British magazine The Face. At the age of 18, she became the face of Calvin Klein and subsequently appeared in several high-profile, risky advertising campaigns.
Her first cover for British Vogue was published in 1992, and her career continued with a meteoric rise in the 1990s and well into the 2000s. In 1999, Kate Moss was voted 9th on Maxim magazine’s list of the “50 sexiest women” of the year. According to Forbes magazine, she earned about $5 million between 2004 and 2005.
At the end of 2005, Kate Moss was the focus of a series of controversies following allegations of drug use. As a result, she was excluded from several advertising campaigns with brands such as H&M, Chanel, and Burberry. However, due to a lack of evidence, she was cleared of all charges by the London Metropolitan Police in June 2006.
After the charges were dropped, Kate Moss returned to her profitable habits when she appeared in advertising campaigns for virtually every major fashion house in the world: Chanel, Burberry, Balenciaga, Versace, Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent, Dior, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Calvin Klein, Alexander McQueen, and so many others.
She also achieved several international magazine covers, when she again shot to the top of the ranking of the highest-paid models. In fact, Kate Moss achieved much more success in her career after the infamous drug scandal. She was also named Model of the Year at the 2006 British Fashion Awards.
Because of her regular use of fur, Kate Moss was listed as one of the “worst dressed” celebrities of 2008 by the American animal rights organization PETA. The fashion entrepreneur has launched 4 perfume lines with the titles Kate Moss, Vintage Muse, Lila Belle, and Love Blossoms. She has also collaborated with the international fashion retail brand Topshop on 2 clothing collections released in 2007 and 2014 respectively.
Kate Moss has one daughter named Lila Grace Moss-Hack (born September 29, 2002) The father of the child is the British media mogul Jefferson Hack, who was Kate Moss’s friend for many years. Jefferson Hack is known as co-founder and CEO of the independent media company Dazed Media.
The Oscar-nominated English actor Jude Law was the original godfather of Kate Moss’s daughter, Lila Grace. However, after his divorce from Moss’s girlfriend Sadie Frost in 2003, he was released from the godfather role. Her daughter’s new godfather is Scotland-born singer-songwriter, Bobby Gillespie.
Relationship With Johnny Depp
Kate Moss and Johnny Depp were one of the hottest celebrity couples of the 1990s. The duo met in February 1994 at New York’s Cafe Tabac, and they began meeting almost immediately. It was a relationship with interruptions, marred by a series of breakups and make-up.
After four years the paths of the power couple parted in 1998, and the break-up was very hard for Moss as it took her several years to get over Johnny Depp.
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Kate Moss Body Height And Other Body Measurements
In contrast to the tall and buxom supermodels of the late 80s (Naomi Campbell, Elle Macpherson, Claudia Schiffer, and Cindy Crawford), Kate Moss possessed a slender figure that was characterized by a very slender body paired with an angular bone structure. Her eccentric physique earned her the nickname “Anti-Model”. She is indeed one of the leading fashion figures who has made “The waif look” more acceptable in fashion circles.
In 1996, Moss was severely criticized for her weight after a Calvin Klein underwear advertising campaign that highlighted her very skinny features. However, she always insisted that she was not anorexic. Eventually, she overcame the criticism and established herself as one of the models to be reckoned with in her generation.
As a model you rightly expect her to have the best body statistics, which should be a benchmark for other women. Yes, Kate does not disappoint here; her bosom is 34 inches or 86.5 cm, and her waist is 26 inches or 66 cm long. When she comes down the hips, she is 35 inches or 89 cm. All these weigh about 55 kg or 121 pounds when standing at 5 feet 7 inches. Kate wears a US size 4 or EU size 34 dress size and her shoes are usually US size 7 or EU size 37.