There’s no one like Kate Moss. You don’t have to know anything about fashion to know that; she’s inimitable–you know a Kate Moss image when you see it; and she’s permeated the visual language of fashion photography since that first, oh-so-memorable shoot for The Face by Corinne Day way back when. Tomorrow, Ms. Moss turns 40. What better way to celebrate than a trip down the nude happy icon’s formidable archive? We looked through her portfolio, and drew comparisons to parallel compelling images through the years. The results debut below. Happy birthday, Kate.
1) Versace fall/winter 1996 by Richard Avedon x Marilyn Monroe motif by Andy Warhol
2) “Hammam” by Mert & Marcus for W magazine (2008) x “Dolce Far Niente” by John William Godward (1897)
7) Carolyn Murphy by Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia (1999) x “Face/Off” by Mario Sorrenti for V magazine (2005)