Happy Birthday, Kate

January 15, 2014 • Fashion

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)


3) Harper’s Bazaar by Patrick Demarchelier (1993) x Gemma Ward in “Armes de Seduction for Vogue Paris by Mario Sorrenti (2006)


4) POP magazine by Mert & Marcus (2006) x Linda Evangelista by Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia (2003)


5) “She’s Light” by Chris Levine x Mira Heo (2012)



6) Playboy by Mert & Marcus (2013) x Milla Jovovich for Dazed & Confused (1999)

7) Carolyn Murphy by Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia (1999) x “Face/Off” by Mario Sorrenti for V magazine (2005)


8) Allure magazine by Sante Dorazio (1993) x Veronica Webb in “The White Album” for US Vogue by Steven Meisel (1994)
9) Hrvoje Majer (2012) X “High Camp” by Bruce Weber for W magazine (1997)




10) Gucci Campaign by Inez & Vinoodh (2001) x Marilyn Monroe by Bert Stern (1962)


11) British Vogue by Corinne Day (1993) x Lucy Liu for Maxim (2002)


12) Allen Jones x Charlie Le Mindu at the Berlin Fashion FIlm Festival (2013)


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