Here at Stylitz we (ie. me) are obsessed with Kate Moss. Yes, yes she may have been surpassed of late by the ubiquitous Cara Delevigne, but there is only one Mossy and despite some drama and recent comparisons to Kathy from Eastenders, she is a fashion icon of supreme status. At university, where I was studying fashion design, I regularly used poses from her book (pictured below) as a base for my fashion illustrations. She is a chameleon; a true model canvas that can cover every look – be it vampy, sultry, grungy, happy or fresh faced Calvin Klein simplicity.
Cover and inside page of Kate by Kate Moss book (published by Pavilion Books in 1997)
So I was very excited to hear that this September, Christie’s is hosting an auction of some of her iconic images as shot by the likes of Mario Testino, Annie Leibovitz, Nick Knight (main holding image) and Glen Luchford. Curated by German art collector Gert Elfering, this lot is sure to get the fashion world buzzing. With some images valued at £150,000, this is not for those with a Primark budget. I have 2 months to win the lottery. Better get playing…
Kate Moss, 1994, Glen Luchford
Main holding image – Kate as Aladdin Sane, 2003, Nick Knight
The sale will take place on 25th September. The public will be able to visit the collection at Christie’s, London from 21st until 24th September. http://www.christies.com