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.

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1) Versace fall/winter 1996 by Richard Avedon x Marilyn Monroe motif by Andy Warhol

 

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2) “Hammam” by Mert & Marcus for W magazine (2008) x “Dolce Far Niente” by John William Godward (1897)

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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6) Playboy by Mert & Marcus (2013) x Milla Jovovich for Dazed & Confused (1999)
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7) Carolyn Murphy by Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia (1999) x “Face/Off” by Mario Sorrenti for V magazine (2005)

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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