January the 16th. A special day in our calendars to mark the birth of someone who ever since appearing in the media, has not ever owned any social media account and who just sits in a coffee shop at a table, enjoying her coffee without any phone or laptop (and is taken for a crazy person, according to a tweet gone viral a while ago) and is, nevertheless, one of the most wanted individuals in the fashion world.
It is true that in the early ’90s, when Moss appeared in the Calvin Klein commercial, Facebook and Instagram didn’t exist. They do, though, now and there is still no sight of Kate on it. One of probably the most used hashtags – #katemoss – and still nothing! The only certified account (all of the rest are fake) is @katemossagency and it is for her agency.
Kate Moss does covers, not Insta.
She did 37 Vogue UK covers, the first one in 1993 and the latest in 2019, each time in her own style. A style she managed to genuinely flaunt and transform into a British trademark.
The dyed-blonde-always-chicly-undone is a hint of the partying nights. Moreover, it is a hint of her character, humour, love of life, looseness, good mood, honesty.
This is what Moss fabulously gets beyond her famous cheekbones, the full of confidence, but always warm stare, emblematic hair, sylphid allure, pure energy.
A sort of candour that is not even “intended”, it is real from inside out. Out to her 170 cm, a height so atypical for her launch back in the ’80s, when Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer and Naomi Campbell were referred to as “supermodels”.
Kate Moss is the definition of effortless. She does not struggle to feel effortless. If she does, though, and wanders naked in front of the mirror for long minutes just to be able to get out of the house looking casually and at peace, I would feel better myself. But I don’t think she does, anyway.
Or does she?
Howsoever, she must be easing her life by owning some key pieces in her wardrobe she feels good in and then mixes all the time. Only to feel good in them. This is it.
One can see that she loves fashion. The deep way. She does not only gets it so well, but is also aware of what clothes might do to one and seems to believe in clothes’ power to become one’s confidante to share feelings and memories with. Moss has this thing for high-end vintage gowns rather then for the freshly out from the fashion weeks’ catwalks.
And wears them with a nonchalance that rivals with the “weight” most of the fashion world usually forces itself to impose and wins every time while thcin-tchining a glass of vodka with “the tough ones”.
Without giving too much thought to it. Apparently.
Because she just lives and loves it.