Kate Moss In Her Own Fabulous Words…

She doesn't speak very often but when she does it's amazing. Here's the best of La Moss, from her own mouth, from the 90s to now...

1. Kate Moss on starting out: ‘I was 14 when I started modelling. At the end of that first day my mum said: “If you want to do this, you’re on your own because I’m not traipsing around London ever again like that. It’s a nightmare.”‘


2. ‘I’ve been blamed for everything, from smoking to heroin to anorexia.’

3. Kate Moss on being clean: ‘I never did a dirty armpit. You can look dirty, but you can’t be dirty.’

4. Kate Moss on exercise: ‘Going to the gym wouldn’t be on my list of favourite things to do.’

5. Kate Moss on sleeping: ‘It’s a sin to be tired.’

6. Kate Moss on the paparazzi: ‘Once I was walking from The Mercer in New York – because otherwise I don’t walk anywhere – and this woman paparazzo who was following me fell over a fire hydrant and her whole tooth went through her lip. I leant over her, saying, “Are you all right?” and she was still taking pictures.’

7. Kate Moss on being topless: ‘That picture of me running down the beach – I’ll never forget doing that, because I made the hairdresser, who was the only man on the shoot, turn his back.’

7. Kate Moss on going out: ‘I haven’t partied since… last Friday.’

8. ‘Yeah, I like clothes, but I hardly ever go shopping. Hardly ever!’

9. Kate Moss on calming down: ‘I got tired of feeling like Dracula. I wanted to see some daylight, and not just at six o’clock in the morning.’

10. Kate Moss on being starstruck: ‘Well, I met Frank Sinatra and Bob Dylan in the space of 15 minutes. Frank Sinatra kissed me on the lips. He kissed me on the lips. And then he gave me a filterless cigarette. And then I met Bob Dylan. I came off all lightheaded and had to go sit on his dressing-room steps.’

11. Kate Moss on the golden years: ‘I was staying between Christy and Naomi’s rooms and it was all limos and the Ritz Hotel and all that kind of business.’

12. Kate Moss on Johnny Depp: ‘There’s nobody that’s ever really been able to take care of me. Johnny did for a bit. I believed what he said.’

13. Kate Moss on Johnny Depp’s pad: ‘The first time I went to Johnny Depp`s house in LA is when I realized what I was getting myself into. I knew he was famous, but I didn`t really know what that entailed.’

14. Kate Moss on the break-up from Johnny: ‘Years and years of crying. Oh, the tears!’

15. Kate Moss on wearing flats: ‘So, I’ve got a dog, and the dog’s making me (dress) more day. It’s a nightmare. You can’t do a dog in a heel.’

16. Kate Moss on modeling: ‘When you’re shooting you go to references in your mind. You think about how you should stand in these particular clothes, or how you should move. You think about the different characters you’re playing, really.’

17. Kate Moss on parenting: ‘My daughter will wear it. When she’s 16. All those Pucci numbers and things that I wore when I was 17. That’s my blackmail. “Don’t eat your dinner, and you won’t get my clothes. You won’t grow, and you won’t get into my clothes.” Now she’s a fashion freak.’

18. Kate Moss on fashion’s royalty, in a church, for her marriage to Jamie Hince: ‘I thought we might all burst into flames, all the crap we’ve done.’

19. On designing: ‘I’m not really a fashion designer. I just love clothes. I’ve never been to design school. I can’t sketch. I can’t cut patterns and things. I can shorten things. I can make a dress out of a scarf.’

20. On the quiet life: ‘Living in Highgate with my dog and my husband and my daughter! I’m not a hell-raiser. But don’t burst the bubble. Behind closed doors, for sure I’m a hell-raiser.’

21. On cooking: ‘Jam! I love my jam. I’ve just had a batch of it come through, I’ve been making it.’

22. On beauty: ‘It sounds really corny but I think that if you’re beautiful inside it shows on the outside, for sure.’

23. On getting dressed: ‘I edit things down, and I’ve got a massive dressing room in the country, and so all the things I’m not going to wear but don’t want to get rid of go there. And all the stuff I want to get rid of goes to Oxfam.’

24. On friendship: ‘I have made some of the best friends that I’ve got in this business.’

25. On that work ethic: ‘I really work. I like feeling that I’ve nailed it, and we’ve got the picture.’

26. ‘People don’t hear me talk. They don’t expect me to.’

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