Singer says the 'femme fatale' supermodel was treated like a goddess during photoshoot
Kate Moss may have appeared on over 300 magazine covers, but she’s just appeared on an album cover for the first time in her career.
Kate posed for the cover of Bryan Ferry’s new album Olympia. The shot features the supermodel lying on white linen sheets wearing red lipstick, a heavy diamond necklace and very little else.
Ferry said Kate was treated like a goddess during the shoot, with no expense spared on the set at Sunbeam Studios in London.
‘The designer, Gideon Ponte, built a fantastic set with the finest linen and the perfect bed,’ reveals the singer.
‘Shoes and dresses were flown in from Paris, jewellery escorted by security guards, flowers were everywhere and we had a supporting cast of thousands.’
Ferry, 64, says Kate was the ‘obvious choice’ for his new album cover as she is a modern ‘femme fatale’.
‘Kate has long been the ‘‘femme fatale’’ of our age, as controversial as she is beautiful and the most glamorous female icon since Marilyn Monroe,’ he says.
Ferry says one of the inspirations for the cover is a painting called Olympia, painted by Edouard Manet in the 19th century. It features a beautiful, nude woman lying on a bed.
‘Olympia was a kind of early pin-up picture and in a sense a forerunner of some 20th century pop art, which I feel strongly connected to,’ adds Ferry.
Olympia is out on 25 October.