February 04, 2005

Kate Moss: Model of Imperfection

'She is a celebrity, a fashion icon, a muse, a princess...' - Katherine Kendall
I'm not sure how many readers here actually like or even care about Kate Moss, (but if you don't know who Kate is, then you have seriously lost touch with the fashion world,) enough to buy and read a book on her. After MUCH anticipation, I (a huge fan of Kate's,) had finally read the only biography ever published about her, called Kate Moss: Model of Imperfection.

Model of Imperfection brings you through Kate's modelling career and scandals. The book starts with a detailed description's of Kate's famous encounter with Sarah Doukas, (who later became her agent and founder of Storm Models,) at the JFK International Airport in New York. Kate was only 14 when she started to get small modelling assignments. The book then brings you through Kate's modelling career: Kate got her first big break when she was featured on The Face's "Third Summer of Love" July 1990 cover. Then, she he got her second big break when she was featured in a series of Calvin Klein ads in the early 90s. Kate was the only model from the 1980s who managed to still be going strong through the 90s. Even now, she has long term contracts with Burberry and Rimmel cosmetics. The book ends by talking about Kate's nine covers (created by different photographers,) for W magazine in September 2003, issue named "The Triumphant Return of a Superstar".

Another important aspect of this book is probably the writing on Kate's scandals, gossips and boyfriends. She was indeed in the tabloids all the time, especially for her anoreic-like frame, her four year relationship with Johnny Depp and her stay in rehab.

The author of Model of Imperfection, Katherine Kendall, is the Webmaster of kate*site, (the Internet's largest visual archive dedicated to the supermodel,) which shows why she had extensive knowledge on the model.

Admittingly, I was a bit disappointed with the book: it was short and lacked much unknown information, (maybe my expectations were just too high?). Even the photos featured in the books were of poor choice and unreprentative to her career. But despite poor reviews on this book, (I was not the only one disappointed,) all fans must get this book. I mean, where else can you find such a complete collection of information on this fascinating figure?

Kate was the controversial star of the fashion world, and the most unique model of our time, especially for her unusual five foot seven height. She is the ultimate unsuper model, who supered them all.

Kate: The Kate Moss book is the only book that Kate has published herself. Published in 1995, it contains many excellent photographs (that she chose) of herself before she was 21. Unfortunately, the book is now out of print and even a used copy is super expensive. (*sniff*, I want it!) We will all be waiting for the day when Kate decides to publish another book.

15 Comments:

Blogger CrankyBiscuit said...

I've never really understood Kate Moss. I mean yes, she's very thin, but I kind of always thought that she was sort of plain and at times, a little homely.

Does this book explain her widespread appeal?

2/05/2005 3:22 AM  
Blogger pinksundrops said...

Harrods girl check out addall.com it will search all the book sites for you. I found a Kate: The Kate Moss Book soft cover published in 1997 for $11 bucks at abebooks.com .

I don't know much about Kate Moss but I know you guys have mentioned her a lot so she must have something to do with style :) . I will continue to read your interesting tidbits about her and see what I can soak in about her life.

2/05/2005 7:05 AM  
Blogger Harrods Girl said...

The book DOES explain why Kate became so popular and well-known in the 90s, and also explains why she is so special. It is really a fan must-have item, but as mentioned before, there was just not much that a true fan wouldn't have known. But it's nice to be able to read her story in one book, instead of reading off ten million websites and magazines.

2/05/2005 7:40 AM  
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10/05/2005 2:10 PM  
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3/14/2006 2:36 PM  
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4/28/2006 1:14 AM  
Blogger weblogscafe said...

i WAS RIGHT, mOSSY IS ABOUT TO DO BUSINESS WITH THE BIG FISH.

lOOKOUT FOR MOOSYFASHION.COM, MOSSYSTYLE.COM, MOSSYDESIGNS,COM AND MOSSYCLOTHING.COM

EVERYTHING IS ABOUT TO GET STARTED AND WE MIGHT SEE STUFF COMING OUT VERY SOON.

wE LIKE MOSSY

5/10/2006 8:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't belñieve someone said he/she/it didn't know about Kate Moss... So you never noticed the 90's?

10/01/2006 3:56 AM  
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Blogger Florence said...

Not to offend or to be rude whatsoever,but i really don't get it why she's so popular and successful as a model.she looks plain.Can someone please explain how she got to be a supermodel?

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