2 February 2014

London: A Look at "40" – A Kate Moss Retrospective

 Words: Matt Willms
Images: Matt Willms
40 – A Kate Moss Retrospective opened at the Imitate Modern Gallery in Marylebone this month, and Londoners weren’t apprehensive to pay for a print of the supermodel, fully clothed.

Journalist turned artist Russell Marshall selected 10 images in 10 neon or black and white colourways, limiting the prints to one of each.

If you’re prepared to fork out up to $16 000 and not eat for the next five years, and undoubtedly cover the added postage to Australia, “nothing tastes as good as skinny feels” has never been so achievable.

Moss was discovered in 1998 at JFK airport in New York; multiple high-profile relationships, infamous drug scandals, pole dancing for The White Stripes and 32 Vogue covers later, those cheekbones still fetch a hefty sum.

The heroin-chic look catapulted Moss to stardom in the early 90s and as the latest Playboy spread in the magazines 60th anniversary edition reveals, the British icon has never been shy of a little nudity.

But, after all of this, Moss keeps her private life as secret as one of the world’s most widely recognised faces can.

For the fans who just can’t get enough there are numerous fake Kate Moss twitter accounts, which have surprisingly duped thousands of followers.

But as the supermodel and mother learned from Johnny Depp, “never complain, never explain”.

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