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 wasnt 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 models 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 Kates 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 doesnt take her clothes too seriously.
Relive Kates 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.
Kate Moss at the party celebrating Edward Enninful’s OBE.
Annabelle Neilson, Naomi Campbell
Kate wore vintage John Galliano for her wedding to Jamie Hince in the Cotswolds.
Kate Moss donned one of her trusty blazers while out and about in London with boyfriend Jamie Hince. The model teamed her LBD with an oversized cream topper, black ballet pumps and some high-shine arm candy. (8 December 2009)
Kate Moss kept it cool and casual in her black-on-black ensemble of leather mini, tux jacket and fringed bag, for a night of fun and frolics. The model was attending the PlayStation 3 SingStar Take That Extravaganza in London, and it’s a good job she wore those comfy ballet flats… La Moss was busting out the moves on stage as she joined in the star-studded karaoke. (26 November 2009)
With Jamie Hince
With Naomi Campbell
With Philip Green
With Marc Jacobs
With Philip and Chloe Green.
Kate Moss and Pete Doherty
One of Kate’s first photoshoots with Brylcreen Boy of the Year, Anthony Morgan.