Kate Moss: Fab at 40

 

Arguably one of the most famous supermodels in the world, Kate Moss, turns 40 today, not that she looks it of course!

Since being propelled to fame at the age of 14 when she was discovered by Sarah Doukas of Storm Model Management at JFK Airport, Kate has rarely been out of the limelight, whether she’s fronting fashion campaigns, sashaying down the catwalk, designing her own clothing line or just hitting the headlines. To celebrate Ms Moss’s birthday we’ve taken a look back at some of our favourite moments from her decade-spanning career.

 

The boho years

Kate has gone through a lot of fashion phases, but the most enduring one was surely boho chic. The hippie-ish style which included furry gilets, floaty skirts and coin belts was widely copied in the mid-2000s. However, few could carry it off as well as Kate could.

 

Festival chic

Speaking of looks only Kate can carry off, her infamous festival attire of shorts, waistcoats and Hunter wellies remains ‘the’ style to emulate if you’re heading to Glastonbury.

 Kate Moss's 40th birthday

 

Designing for Topshop

Kate turned designer in 2007, creating her first hugely popular line for Topshop. The 50 designs were soon snapped up, with certain pieces selling for a huge premium on eBay. Kate continued to collaborate with Topshop until 2011 and is currently working on her next collection, due to launch in April, after a three-year break.

 Serpentine Gallery Summer Party - London

 

Her birthday parties

While Kate has opted for a subdued celebration on Necker Island for the big 4-0, in the past her parties have been the stuff of legends. Johnny Depp took to the stage at the Viper Rooms to celebrate her 21st, her 30th was a The Beautiful and the Damned-themed bash and when she turned 34 she partied for 18 hours straight. Her 35th topped them all though, with Kate and pals celebrating for four days straight, prompting complaints from her Camden neighbours.

 

Her fairytale wedding

When Kate finally settled down with Jamie Hince she did it in style. Vintage Galliano dress – check. Fifteen bridesmaids – check. Guest list which included the likes of Naomi Campbell, Anna Wintour and Jade Jagger – check.

 

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