Kate Moss seldom talked about herself publicly. Actually, her silence as a part of her elusive personality contributes to her longevity in her 25 years of modeling—the mystery hide behind her continue to fascinate editors, photographers and zillions of followers. After years of silence, the British fashion icon finally opened up to the Vanity Fair.(Read the original story)
Moss started modeling at a very young age. Her early picture taken by Corinne Day, capturing her with light makeup, lingerie and a string of lights behind, was published in the 1993 British Vogue. This iconic picture has sparked a huge outrage from the public as well as a drastic change in fashion industry.
As a model, Moss is imperfect in so many ways: she’s relatively short, her legs are not straight enough, and her face is freckled. However, it is exactly these imperfection that have made her a perfect model for the “raw” beauty—the anti-glamorous grunge style.
Moss admitted that she partied a lot in her wild teenage days. On the other hand, she also worked very hard. She was the muse of Harper’s Bazaar Calvin Klein.
Moss is still reluctant to talk about her exes. She has had a rough time after broke up with Johnny Depp, because as she said: “There’s nobody that’s ever really been able to take care of me. Johnny did for a bit.”
Neither pregnancy nor marriage has interrupted Moss’ career. She’s still modeling today, but as a mother and a wife, her life is much more settled and kept out of controversies. “I don’t really go to clubs anymore,” said Moss.
The feature story is well-written and interesting to read. The only thing I don’t like about it is that it’s quite long, but that’s understandable, because it takes long to tell the story of someone’s life. I find it’s really interesting that Kate Moss doesn’t talk too much in front of the public and media, because from a PR perspective, silence is not good for the publicity, especially in the entertainment industry where every celebrity is bustling around to get people’s attention. However, Moss has turned her reticence into an asset—her elusiveness sets her apart. Truly, silence has become a personal brand of Kate Moss. But why speak out right now? Maybe Moss decided it’s time for her to tell her stories. Would this be contrary to her personal brand, or even hurt her personal brand? I don’t think so. She’s still true to herself. At the end of the day, it’s her instinct and talent in dressing that makes her an extraordinary model.