When I was growing up in New York in the 1990’s, just about everyone knew who Kate Moss was. She constantly in the news and on every billboard you passed while driving down the West Side Highway; often scantily clad in some Calvin Klein underwear. She was a really skinny girl who trail-blazed the heroin chic look of the time, a look that gained a lot of criticism due to the physical waif-thin images of those who represented it, as well as the obvious mention of drug use. Kate has come a long way from heroin chic, but has always maintained an edgy look has been known in recent years as a leader of the boho-chic look. Kate Moss has held strong throughout her 25 year career gaining runway, advertisement and international style icon status, and we just wanted to take a few minutes out to say Happy Birthday Kate on your 40th year!
Although one of the largest super models in history, Kate has never been big on interviews. We gather pieces from her life through photos captured over the past two and a half decades. Highlighted below are a few of her fanciest Style Stamped moments as well as what we can look forward to from her!
What better way to blast off into 40 than to pose for Playboy’s 60th anniversary edition in an 18-page spread?
Her good friend Marc Jacobs turned her cover photo into a graphic tee
Kate is set to do a collaboration with Top Shop for Spring/Summer 2014. The collection will be released in April with 40 new styles!
Kate collaborated on a collection back in 2007. The collection lasted three years and was well received.
Kate Moss; from the collection of Gert Elfering; An auction of art inspired by the fashion muse held at Christie’s in Fall 2013.
Dressed and undressed in Calvin Klein is where Kate was first seen back in 1992.
I will never forget these ads!
Kate and fellow Supermodel Naomi Campbell have been friends for the past 25 years, and Naomi calls Kate her little sister.
Naomi tells Vogue that Kate “[is] not pretentious in any way. What you see is what you get and I love that about her.” On Kate’s personal style, Naomi states “She’d sometimes tell us how to dress, ‘You need to be a bit more funky and downbeat,’ she’d say. On her advice, I once wore Adidas sneakers with a Galliano dress, which in retrospect was an appalling faux pas,” recalled Campbell. “I realized that Kate could get away with things that the rest of us couldn’t.”
Kate is an international style icon!
She’s won the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s fashion influence award and a place on the Vanity Fair international best-dressed list, as well as other fashion-forward accolades. She’s had her challenges but she always ends up back on top, mouth closed, working hard.
Happy Birthday Kate! 40 looks good on you.