A never-before-seen statue of Kate Moss, taken when she was on the cusp of global stardom in the early 1990s, has been unearthed by a London gallery.
The black and white photo, taken by singer-turned photographer Kate Garner in 1990, shows the model of around sixteen sitting at a dressing table on the phone.
The theme of the shoot was ‘The morning after the night before’ – and this image, dubbed ‘Kate in Curlers’, gets Moss ready for a glam night out with her hair in rollers.
It was meant to make a statement and show that Moss left her ‘grunge’ phase and entered a new glamorous, more refined phase.
A never-before-seen statue of Kate Moss, taken when she was on the cusp of global stardom in the early 1990s, has been unearthed by a London gallery. The black and white photo, taken by singer-turned photographer Kate Garner in 1990, shows the model sitting on the phone on a dressing table
The image was commissioned by Esquire magazine just before Moss, now 46, became a star, but never published.
It was reportedly rejected because she didn’t have the ‘glamazon’ look that was still in favor.
The publishers reportedly didn’t feel Moss could compete with people like Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington, known for their more curvaceous, tall phyisques.
Upon discovering the image in her back catalog, Garner took it to today’s Zebra One Gallery in Hampstead, North London.
Upon discovering the image in her back catalog, Kate Garner took it to today’s Zebra One Gallery in Hampstead, North London
Moss became Vogue’s most prolific cover girl and one of the world’s most recognizable models.
Born in Croydon, Moss was spotted at the age of 14 by Storm model agency boss Sarah Doukas, while queuing at New York’s JFK Airport in 1988.
Arriving at the end of the ‘supermodel era, Moss became famous in the mid-1990s as part of the’ heroin-chic ‘fashion trend, her partnership with Calvin Klein bolstering her status as a fashion icon.
The mom of one spent the decade from the catwalk to the bar, with The Groucho Club, The Ivy and her friends’ luxury pillows in NW1 all second homes.
Moss was a member of The Primrose Hill Set – a name given to the all-star group of residents of the leafy London neighborhood, who in their heyday were known for their raw demeanor with stories of their antics becoming the stuff of legend .
Moss, pictured at the British Vogue Fashion and Film BAFTA party in Annabel’s, London in February 2019, became famous in the mid-1990s as part of the ‘heroin-chic’ fashion trend
Her party-heavy lifestyle caught up with her in 2005, when she was dropped from H & M’s fall campaign featuring garments designed by Stella McCartney on drug allegations.
After a short break, Moss returned to modeling and was ranked second on Forbes’s highest-earning modeling list in 2012.
The following year, she received a gong at the British Fashion Awards to recognize her contribution to fashion for 25 years.
But after attending a week-long detox in Turkey in June 2015, the feeling of the job was eventually escorted from an easyJet flight home after her drinking session at the airport took a serious turn.
Moss stayed at her Cotswolds home with daughter Lila-Grace, 17, and longtime friend Nikolai von Bismarck.
This week she moved the family fun to Ibiza, where the trio saw a day on a luxury yacht enjoying the sun in the sweltering temperatures on Monday.
Kate undressed for a day on board in a skinny black bikini and showed the results of her clean-living rituals after leaving her party lifestyle two years ago.
Two years ago, she said to NBC’s Megyn Kelly, “I’m taking care of myself now, I’m a good girl. I go to bed, I drink a lot of water, not too much coffee, and I try to drink fewer cigarettes. ‘