Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Retrospective: Kate Moss

Kate Moss has been called the last true supermodel; a work of art in human form. Her unique features and undeniable beauty have made her one of the most well known models in the fashion industry. Her waif-thin figure popularized the “heroin chic” look of the '90’s, sparking much debate about the "size 0" model. She has been known for her vicious print and catwalk appeal, rock star partying, high-profile relationships, drug use and most recently her high profile wedding. In honor of Kate Moss’ nuptials, I thought it would be great to take a look back at her beauty through the years.

Kate Moss was discovered in 1994 in an airport and quickly rose to become part of the fashion elite. Seen here in 1994, she has a fresh, perfectly imperfect look. Notably as the face of Calvin Klein at the time, Klein referred to her as having a “childlike, womanlike thing”. Agreed. Her beauty is youthful and pure, yet sultry.

In 2000, Moss is seen with Jade Jagger in an understated, dewy look. Paired with her short haircut combed back, she looks like a good girl gone bad.

In 2001, Moss debuted a dark pixie cut. Her choice in color with light colored eye makeup and a berry lip allow her eyes to really sparkle. The hair and makeup choice give her the vicious girl next door look.

In 2002 at a Mario Testino opening, Moss opts for a vicious, man-eater look. Heavily lined eyes, piled-on mascara and a demure lip draw attention to her eyes. A messy updo and the draping of the dress give her an effortless look that says, ‘I’ve been breaking hearts for years, and I’m not sorry.’

Seen here in 2007 at the Golden Age of Couture gala, Kate Moss displays why she was able to make arguably the greatest comeback the fashion industry has seen; pure confidence. Here, she wears a fresh face once again allowing the focus to be her eyes with a sleek, pulled-back hairstyle. She exudes the confidence and radiance of a woman that has seen life’s highs and lows and has come out on top and in control.

In 2007, Kate Moss launched her signature fragrance and her clothing line with Topshop all while rocking the fringe. Her bangs and brightly colored eye give her a fun and sexy look. Paired with sequins, we have a recipe on how to properly wear a '70’s inspired look.

In 2008, Moss opted for a shorter bob and natural face. This look and her natural glow gave her a more modern, youthful look.

2010 saw a matured Kate Moss, looking better than ever. A nude lip, cat eyes, long layers and bangs give her a stunningly sexy appearance. Apparently Moss is like a fine wine; she really does get better with age.

On July 1, 2011, Kate Moss wed Jamie Hince in a vintage style dress and wore loose curls and natural-looking makeup; an appropriately simple look for a countryside wedding for a beautiful blushing bride.

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