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Kate Moss (born 16 January 1974) is an English model who rose to fame in the early 1990s as part of the heroin chic fashion trend. She is known for her waifish figure, and role in size zero fashion. She is also noted for her controversial private life, high-profile relationships, party lifestyle, and drug use. In 2007, TIME magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world. In 2012, she came second on the Forbes top-earning models list, estimated to have earned $9.2 million in one year Aside from modelling, Moss has embarked on numerous ventures, both fashion related and non-fashion related, which include her own clothing line and involvement in musical projects.
Moss was born in Croydon, Greater London to Linda Rosina (Shepherd), a barmaid, and Peter Edward Moss, a travel agent, and grew up in the Addiscombe area of the borough. Kate has a younger brother named Nick and a half-sister named Lottie (Charlotte) and half-brother. Moss's parents divorced when she was 13. She attended Ridgeway Primary School and Riddlesdown Collegiate, formerly known as Riddlesdown High School, in Purley.
Moss was discovered in 1988 at the age of 14 by Sarah Doukas, the founder of Storm Model Management, at JFK Airport in New York City, after a holiday in the Bahamas. Moss's career began when Corinne Day shot black-and-white photographs of her, styled by Melanie Ward, for British magazine The Face when she was 16, in a photo shoot titled "The 3rd Summer of Love". Day discovered Kate Moss when she was a young and unknown model and described the pictures that she took of Moss as ‘dirty realism’ or ‘grunge’. Moss then went on to become the "anti-supermodel" of the 1990s in contrast to the "supermodels" of the moment, such as Cindy Crawford, Elle Macpherson, Claudia Schiffer, and Naomi Campbell, who were known for their curvaceous and tall figures.
Moss was voted 9th in Maxim's "50 Sexiest Women of 1999" and 22nd in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women of 1995". Men's magazine Arena named her as their Sexiest Woman in their 150th issue. She was presented on the November 1999 Millennium cover of American Vogue as one of the "Modern Muses". In March 2007, Moss won the Sexiest Woman NME Award. She made her first appearance in the British women's Sunday Times Rich List in 2007, where she was estimated to be worth £45 million. She ranked as the 99th richest woman in Britain.
In the 2009 Rich List, she was ranked as the 1,348th richest person in the UK, with a net worth of £40 million. In July 2007, when she had earned an estimated total of $9 million in the preceding 12 months, Forbes magazine named her second on the list of the World's 15 top-earning models list.
In 2012 she was included on MODELS.com's 'The Supers' list. Moss is represented by number one international modeling agency IMG Models. In February 2013 Moss appeared in an intimate cover photo shoot with Rihanna for V Magazine. The shoot involved both Moss and Rihanna posing near naked while the other sat on their lap in lingerie as they seductively cuddled together.
Moss ushered in the heroin chic look in 1993 (which prompted much speculation over her weight) with a highly publicised campaign for Calvin Klein. Her depiction in photographs also drew criticism from then-President of the United States Bill Clinton, who spoke out against the growing heroin chic trend. When questioned about her weight, Moss commented, "It was just the time. It was a swing from more buxom girls like Cindy Crawford and people were shocked to see what they called a 'waif'. What can you say? How many times can you say 'I'm not anorexic'?"
In addition to being known for her modelling work, Kate Moss is also an international fashion icon. She has earned many awards for her style, including the Council of Fashion Designers of America's fashion influence award and a place on the Vanity Fair international best-dressed list. In the early part of the 21st century, she was, together with actress Sienna Miller, one of the main proponents of boho-chic. She appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair's September 2006 style issue. In recent years, she has popularised denim cutoff shorts, Ugg boots, ballet flats, Vivienne Westwood Pirate Boots, skinny jeans, waistcoat, Alexander McQueen's skull scarf, Louis Vuitton's Sprouse Leopard Cashmere Scarf, and the Balenciaga handbag. In 2008, Moss was added to PETA's 'Worst-Dressed' Celebrities of 2008' because of her frequent use of fur.
Moss has had campaigns with major Italian, French, American, and British designers including Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Calvin Klein, Chanel, Rimmel, and Bulgari. She has been featured in fashion spreads in most major fashion magazines including UK, US, and French Vogue magazines (as well as other international versions of Vogue), Another Man
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Katherine Ann Moss
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Katherine Ann "Kate" Moss (born 16 January 1974) is an English model. Born in Croydon, Greater London, Moss was later discovered in 1988 at the age of 14 by Sarah Doukas, the founder of Storm Model Management, at JFK Airport in New York City.
Riddlesdown High School, Croydon, Surrey, England (1990)
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D'management Group, Img, Marilyn Agency, Storm Model Management
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Chanel, Gucci, Virgin Mobile
Peter Edward Moss
Linda Rosina Shepherd
Lila Grace Moss (daughter)
Paris, Africa, Tokyo, Egypt
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London, Los Angeles, New York
Cutoff jeans shorts, Scarves, Skinny jeans, Ugg Boots
Burberry, Calvin Klein, Dolce&Gabbana
High cheekbones, Slim figure
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