Kate: The Kate Moss Book
“Kate: The Kate Moss Book: a conversation piece as well as the definitive coffee table book on the celebrity model.”
If you’re not a Kate Moss fan, then move on. On the flip side, if you’re a photography freak, then you might just fall in love if you divorce yourself from the subject matter and focus on the images. Lastly, if you take offense to the naked body, then just close your peepers and walk on by.
Kate: The Kate Moss Book is the most exhaustive and compelling pictorial autobiography this reviewer has ever had the pleasure of reading. The format of the book is set up to reveal what lies beyond and beneath the two-dimensional image of one of the most ubiquitous faces and icons of the latter 20th century.
Ms. Moss comes across as honest, quite devoted to her craft, and genuinely lovable in a business whose members it is so easy to loathe. The redacted conversation between her and her longtime friend and agent bares the soul of a woman who started out as anti-fashion and evolved into the ideal in haute couture and femininity by constantly stretching her visual persona at every turn. There is no stone left unturned in these pages. She is every woman, every girl, every tomboy, and every sex siren loved by the camera.
Photography by Arthur Elgort, Mario Sorrenti, Avedon, Demarchelier, Richardson, Lowitt, Testino, Teller, and so many more wildly talented photographers make Kate: The Kate Moss Book the quintessential depiction of one of the most enduring personalities of fashion.
The images are beyond expectation and the sheer stature of the book does everything to solidify Ms. Moss’ place in fashion’s hall of fame.
I have never been a fan but am now totally won over by the unbelievable assemblage presented in this homage and visual history of Kate Moss. This is a book that equals its subject matter in quality and grandiosity.
Kate: The Kate Moss Book: a conversation piece as well as the definitive coffee table book on the celebrity model.