Kate Moss Pays A Brilliant Sartorial Tribute To David Bowie

Caroline Leaper

 Since the news of his passing broke yesterday morning, tributes to David Bowie have been pouring in non-stop from fans and friends around the world. Everyone has got something to say, memories to share or lyrics to ‘like’, but one of the star’s very close friends, Kate Moss, chose to mark the sad occasion in her own way – she said it with fashion.

We all know that the supermodel is a woman of few words (‘never complain, never explain’ is her motto when it comes to expressing her feelings to the press) and so when she stepped out yesterday, wearing a t-shirt with Bowie’s face emblazoned across it, we knew this was her way of saying how she (we all) felt.


Teaming the top with a black hat, feather jacket and leather trousers, she also worked the kind of purple metallic ankle boots that Ziggy Stardust would be proud of.

In February 2014 Kate accepted a BRIT Award on behalf of Bowie wearing his 1972 Ziggy Stardust rabbit playsuit (the fact that they were the same size is fantastic) and she has posed with the fashion and music icon dozens of times in her career, including the iconic Ellen Von Unwerth shoot, below, for Q magazine in 2003.


When accepting his award, Kate gave a rare insight into the dynamics of the duo’s friendship. Introducing Kate, presenter Noel Gallagher said; 'You maniacs didn't think David Bowie was actually going to be here? David Bowie's too cool for that - he doesn't do this shit.’

'David Bowie has sent his representative on earth. The one and only Kate Moss is going to receive this award on his behalf.'

Then Kate began; ‘Good evening ladies and gentleman, David has asked me to say this.’


'In Japanese myth the rabbits from my old costume that Kate's wearing live on the moon. Kate comes from Venus and I from Mars, so that's nice. I'm completely delighted to have a Brit for being the best male, but I am, aren't I Kate? I think it's a great way to end the day.’

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