What did Castro say to Kate Moss? 'I heard you are some kind of revolutionary yourself.' Well, so remembers the supermodel in Dazed & Confused's February 1999 issue. Thirteen years ago that quip worked and in 2012, with proper hindsight, it's even better.
The Croydon-born icon, discovered at JFK airport aged 14, entered fashion as an outsider and changed the entire aesthetic of the industry when she was shot by photographer Corinne Day and styled by Melanie Ward for The Face, aged 16. Immediately making the 'glamorous' mannequins of the 80s outmoded, Moss was labelled a superwaif and blamed for all sorts in what, to some, was the shock of the new. The truth is, Moss has never been anything other than herself and that's why she has remained exciting over three decades in style, bringing the romance of Brit grit to whatever she wears.
Now, created by Moss herself, in collaboration with creative director Fabien Baron, Jefferson Hack and Jess Hallett, comes Kate: The Kate Moss book, a highly personal retrospective of the model's career, tracing her evolution from "new girl with potential" to one of the most revered models of all time.
To celebrate the tome, we showcase a selection of our favourite images from the book by David Sims, Juergen Teller, Hedi Slimane and Willy Vanderperre. Plus take a look through Dazed's archives, revisiting cover stories by Rankin and Venetia Scott, whilst the Dazed fashion team select their favourite moving images featuring the enigmatic model, with clips by Sofia Coppola for The White Stripes, a backstage catwalking session with John Galliano for his 90s 'Shipwrecked' show and a guest spot on Primal Scream's Lee Hazlewood and Nancy Sinatra cover, 'Some Velvet Morning'.
Kate: The Kate Moss Book is published by Rizzoli