Kate Moss (born 16.1.1974)
Kate Moss is an English supermodel, well known for he waif-like physique as well as her high profile advertising campaigns and highly publicised relationships.
Kate Moss: Childhood
Kate Moss was born in Croydon, England. Her mother, Linda Rosina, was a boutique manager and her father, Peter Moss, was an airline clerk. She has one younger brother, Nick. She also has a half sister and a half-brother.
Kate attended Ridgeway Primary School and then Riddlesdown High School. Although Kate was good at sports, she struggled with academic work, receiving one C in Science GCSE, but only achieving D's and F's in all other subjects.
Kate Moss: Discovery and early Career
The founder of Storm Model Management, Sarah Doukas, discovered Kate Moss at JFK Airport in New York. Kate was returning from a family holiday in the Bahamas and was aged 14 at the time.
Aged 15, she appeared in a black & white photo shoot for the Face magazine, titled 'The Third Summer of Love'. The photo shoot would become her springboard to international modeling success. Kate's super-skinny figure was a contrast to the curvy supermodels of the day (including Claudia Schiffer and Naomi Campbell).
Kate Moss has featured in a number of magazine polls, including coming eighth in Maxim's 50 Sexiest Women of 1999 and 22nd in FHM's 100 Sexiest Women of 1995. In Arena's 150th issue, they named Kate their Sexiest Woman.
In 2007, she made her debut listing in the Sunday Times Rich List. The report estimated that she was worth £45 million at the time, ranking as the 99th richest woman in Britain. The same year, Forbes magazine named her as the second of the world's highest-earning models, having earned a total of $9 million in the previous 12 months.
Kate Moss's most famous ad campaigns include Calvin Klein (in which she posed nude for its Obsession perfume range), Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, Versace, Burberry, Chanel and Stella McCartney, among many other high profile fashion houses. She has also appeared on over 300 magazine covers, including Vogue, Vanity Fair, The Face, and W.
Kate made her first venture into fashion design when she designed a clothing range for Top Shop, in collaboration with Katy England. Top Shop is reported to have paid Kate Moss £3 million for her work on the range. Following this, Moss also launched a self-titled fragrance and body lotion range with Coty.
Kate Moss: Musical Connections
Kate Moss has appeared in a number of music videos, for Primal Scream, The White Stripes, Elton John and Johnny Cash.
She has also appeared on songs by well-known artists, She sang on Primal Scream's version of 'Some Velvet Morning' as well as singing the phrase "is she more beautiful than me?" on Babyshambles' "La Belle et la Bête" whilst she was dating Pete Doherty, the band's front man. Four songs on the band's second album contained Moss' co-writing credits.
Kate Moss: Personal Life
Following Kate's high profile relationship with American actor Johnny Depp, the model began dating the editor of Dazed & Confused magazine, Jefferson Hack. On 29.9.2002, she gave birth to their daughter, Lila Grace Moss.
Kate has also been in a long-term, on-off relationship with Pete Doherty, of the band Babyshambles and formerly of The Libertines. The tabloid papers made much of the relationship. Doherty was frequently in trouble with the police throughout their relationship, often for drug crimes. Doherty's addiction to heroin has been widely publicised.
In 2005, Kate was photographed snorting several lines of cocaine at a Babyshambles recording session. The photos were published on the front cover of The Daily Mirror. The scandal that ensued caused Kate to lose a number of lucrative modeling contracts. In the 1990s, Kate had previously successfully sued the Sunday Mirror for claiming that Moss had slipped into a coma after taking too much cocaine in Spain.
Kate underwent successful drug rehabilitation in Arizona. She urged Doherty to do the same, but he left the clinic without having finished the program. The couple spilt shortly after he left the clinic.
According to Forbes, Kate Moss earned more following the drug scandal than she did previously, despite losing many of her modelling contracts.
Following the split with Doherty, Moss began dating Jamie Hince, the guitarist for the band The Kills.
Having been spotted without each other in recent months, the model and her rock star husband are reportedly about to divorce, according to those close to the couple.
The British supermodel and her rock musician husband got married in July 2011, but have now each told their close friends that their relationship is now beyond repair just four years later, with Hince now simply waiting for Moss to “move forward” with the formal divorce proceedings.
Jamie Hince and Kate Moss are on the verge of breaking up for good
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Sam Smith has collaborated with European fashion house Balenciaga for their Autumn/Winter line. Smith and the company shared the campaign video and pictures on Thursday (16th July).
Sam Smith has turned to designing and modelling. The 23-year-old British singer has collaborated with Balenciaga for their upcoming Autumn/Winter collection. He announced the collaboration to his fans on Instagram on Wednesday (15th July) and the European fashion house confirmed the news on Thursday.
Sam Smith at a private viewing of Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty at the V&A, London in March 2015.
sussie bubble pony on top of head and Kate Moss long hair - May Sum takes commissions from around $600. For that money you can choose any subject, lipstick brand and colour. Who says you can't put a price on beauty?! - Hong Kong, Hong Kong - Tuesday 9th June 2015
However, the incident seems to have been overstated by initial reports, as most witnesses didn't seem to have too much to complain about, but Moss is said to have insulted the pilot.
More details have been emerging about the big celeb news story early this week – Kate Moss getting thrown off an Easyjet flight. The supermodel was escorted off the flight at London’s Luton Airport after apparently calling the pilot a “basic bitch”, swigging vodka from her hand luggage and getting into an argument with another passenger.
Other onlookers are said to have overheard Moss in the baggage claiming area later, complaining loudly. Easyjet have not released any specific details other than to confirm that the flight, from Bodrum in Turkey, had been met by police upon landing “due to the behaviour of a passenger on board”.
Kate Moss was ejected from a flight at Luton Airport on Sunday, according to reports
Continue reading: Kate Moss Insulted Pilot, Claims Witness On Flight
The supermodel was flying home from a holiday in Turkey when the incident occurred.
Supermodel Kate Moss was reportedly escorted off an EasyJet flight when it landed at London Luton airport on Sunday, after she had allegedly become ‘disruptive’.
Kate Moss allegedly became disruptive during an EasyJet flight on Sunday.
According to reports, Moss was taken off the flight by police officers once her plane landed at around 4:15pm. The 41 year old was said to have been coming home from a holiday in Turkey, in celebration of her friend Sadie Frost's upcoming 50th birthday.
Kendall Jenner is the new face of Calvin Klein!
Kendall Jenner is the new face of Calvin Klein. Calvin Klein announced on Thursday (26th March) that the 19-year-old model has become the latest face of its iconic brand. She will reportedly be fronting part of the Denim Series, "a limited edition, logo-driven offering inspired by athletic and urban streetwear."
Kendall Jenner is the new face of Calvin Klein.
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The supermodel makes a special cameo in the TV adaptation, which will air on the BBC in Boxing Day.
The BBC adaptation of David Walliams’ ‘The Boy In The Dress’ looks set to be essential viewing this festive season, thanks in no small part to a cameo appearance by Kate Moss. The supermodel puts in a brief appearance in the TV film as the ‘dream girl’ of protagonist Dennis, who he spots on the cover of Vogue magazine.
Kate Moss will appear in 'The Boy In The Dress' on the BBC
Jennifer Saunders also stars in the TV film, alongside ‘Inbetweeners’ star James Buckley, Meera Syal, Tim McInnerny and Billy Kennedy who plays Dennis. The story follows a young boy who develops a love for cross dressing, which incites a negative reaction from his friends and family.
Top Brit models Cara Delevingne and Kate Moss were snapped arriving at the Printemps department store in Paris to unveil the spectacular Burberry Christmas display in the window as 'Wonderful Christmastime' by Paul McCartney plays in the background.
Kate Moss has attended two events this week and it's not even the weekend
While Kate Moss may be an international supermodel first, by the look of her week so far she’s still very much a party girl second having boogied late into the evening on both Tuesday and Wednesday night. On Tuesday the mum of one celebrated 50 years of one of London’s most prestigious nightclubs, Annabel’s, and showed all the other guests how to party in style.
Kate Moss attended London's iconic nightclub Annabel's in this beautiful pink polka dot ensemble on Tuesday night
Still sexy at 40, Kate, who celebrated the big 4-0 by shooting a Playboy magazine cover, danced until dawn and was spotted dancing in the DJ booth before eventually leaving with her friend, Dave Gardner.
Continue reading: Kate Moss Shows The World She Still Knows How To Party
The once disgraced British designer is back on fashion's main stage as the new creative director for French house, Maison Martin Margiela
John Galliano, one of the fashion industry’s most controversial figures, has returned to the front-line of couture as creative director for French designer, Maison Martin Margiela. The Gibraltar-born British stylist, considered to be one of the most influential designers of his age, retreated from public life following his dramatic fall from grace in 2011.
British-born designer, John Galliano, is considered to be one of the most influential designers of his age
He was sacked from Christian Dior, where he had held the title of creative director for 15 years, after an incident in a Paris café that led to a guilty prosecution of proffering anti-Semitic insults, an offence under French law, on two occasions in February 2011 and October 2010.
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The ALS awareness campaign continues as more celebrities go under the water
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has been surfing the celebrity world for some time now with famous faces all over the world taking the plunge in order to draw attention to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and encourage donations to its research. The latest stars to succumb to the cold water are Coldplay frontman, Chris Martin, fashion designer Stella McCartney and supermodel Kate Moss, with the former two joining up together to complete their nomination.
Singer Chris Martin is the latest in a long line of celebrities to take on the Ice Bucket Challenge in aid of ALS
Martin and McCartney were both nominated by the singer’s estranged wife, Gwyneth Paltrow and did not seem too keen to accept their selection at first.
Date of birth
16th January, 1974