The buzz is humming for a special new edition of British Vogue. The first fashion spread orchestrated by Kate Moss as Contributing Editor features model Daria Werbowy shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. The piece is titled Cause Celebre, and it makes clanging guitars and hazy vocals start jangling in your head.
Black fishnet stockings, black tops and leather fingerless gloves; this is the essence of edgy-glam Rock ‘N Roll style that fans of Moss adore. Werbowy’s long locks are bleached neon-punk tints in patches and raven black in others, and draped around eyes ringed in heavy shadow. The clothes are tough, dark, and uniquely detailed.
It’s not luck that sustains the Moss Midas touch. Kate does her homework. The layout is said to be inspired by American musician and artist Niagara (born Lynn Rovner), singer and co-founder of cult punk rock band Destroy All Monsters. Based in Detroit, from the late seventies through the mid-eighties Destroy All Monsters were wild, unconventional and more than a little bad ass. At times their roster even included members of legendary Detroit rockers the Stooges and the MC5.
In 2007 Kate’s signature line for retail mogul Philip Green’s ultra-hip Top Shop store sold out in one day. She has a highly anticipated new collection debuting later this year that will hang on Top Shop displays in 40 countries. Spring and summer will see Moss in the spotlight for campaigns by Liu J, Rimmel and Alexander McQueen.
Moss’s vibe is somehow invincible, like a supermodel from small-town Croydon version of Wonder Woman. Relentlessly changing trends, paparazzi stakeouts and the endless parade of new young It Girls don’t slow her down, for Moss is immune to it all.
If she ever wants a break from fashion, Kate could easily make another truckload of cash by writing motivational self-help books. Eternally mysterious, Kate Moss makes you want to dress better, work harder and have more fun while building your personal empire. Even if she makes you hate yourself a little, Kate Moss remains essential to the realm of fashion.
via Vogue UK