An exhibition showcasing famous pictures of Kate Moss has opened in Paris.
As one of the most beautiful women in the world, Kate Moss has made a career of posing in front of the camera. Now, a collection of some of her most famous photographs are on display in an exhibition in Paris.
Featuring work by Rankin, Mary McCartney, Bert Stern and Corrine Day, as well as photographs published in the likes of Italian Vogue, the exhibition is a comprehensive exploration of the infamous supermodel.
The snaps span her entire career, from age 14 to the present day.
But the exhibition almost didn’t happen following funding problems. It was due to be shown at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in November 2008, following the success of other fashion retrospectives focusing on seminal designers Balenciaga, Madeleine Vionnet and Christian Lacroix.
After being pushed back due to lack of funding, it was completely scrapped in 2010 before being taken on by smaller Galerie de L’Instant.
A gallery spokesman said: ‘She has inspired the biggest photographers of every generation as well as contemporary artists including Lucian Freud, Marc Quinn, Sam Taylor Wood.
‘It is therefore only fair that we dedicate an exhibition to her, as her work with photographers has been so rich and varied.’
The model has barely been out of the headlines in the last decade, despite rarely giving formal interviews. In recent years, she famously bounced back from her drug scandal and tumultuous relationship with Pete Doherty, and is now engaged to Jamie Hince.
The gallery further praised: ‘She is one of the most photographed people in the world, and yet she continues to fascinate and inspire. This exhibition is a homage, not only to her beauty, but also to her intelligence.’