Kate Moss: Style Evolution

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Kate Moss has to take the crown for the most stylish super of all time. Take a look back at the fashionista's ultimate outfits from over the years

Since her being famously spotted by Storm Model agency scout Sarah Doukas in 1988 at JFK airport, Kate Moss has gone on to become one of the biggest models in the world.

Despite being shorter than the average supermodel (at 5ft 7in, Kate is an inch shorter than the model standard), the Croydon girl became the face of a decade and led several era-defining ad campaigns for some very 1990s brands including those Calvin Klein ads with Mark Wahlberg.

But it wasn’t just on the catwalk that Kate made waves, her unique style – a winning mix of vintage, designer with a rock chick edge – has inspired copy-cat looks and season trends since the 1990s. Kate singularly sparked our skinny jean obsession, we were all wearing ballet flats in 2005 because Kate was and Kate at Glastonbury remains our ultimate festival muse.

Such is the model’s fashion power, that her Topshop collections saw people camping out overnight for a piece of Kate. Many of her collection – including the long red dress she wore to the launch – became iconic pieces overnight.

On the red carpet, Kate eschews the obviously, often opting for vintage pieces from her favourite designers, including John Galliano and Dior. And she never lets a good frock get in the way of a good time – one of our favourite Kate stories was when she ripped the vintage Christian Dior gown she wore to the V&A’s 2007 exhibition the Golden Age of Couture (the train was trodden on by Courtney Love) so she simply turned the sweeping dress into a mini.

What we love about Kate’s style is that they reflect who she is – she a always accessories them with plenty of attitude and a devil-may-care playfulness. Like her life, she doesn’t take her clothes too seriously.

Relive Kate’s years as a style icon as Marie Claire explores her early appearances in uber-90s slip dress, through her skinny jean years and red carpet moments that have gone down in fashion history – remember her gold turban turn with Marc Jacobs at the 2009 Met Ball? After two decades of defining style, we still can’t get enough of her wardrobe.

Image credit: Rex Features

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