Kate Moss: 'The champagne has stopped flowing in fashion'
Kate Moss misses the champagne-fuelled days of fashion.
The London-born model was scouted as a teenager on her way back from a holiday in the Bahamas, and went on to become the ultimate ‘90s supermodel. Nearly three decades on the star is still one of the most sought after faces in the industry, but she gave up doing runway when the bubbles stopped flowing.
“I was just saying those were the days, weren’t they? It was so much fun!” Kate smiled to Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail of fashion’s glory days.
“Yeah, I still have fun when I do shoots. I don’t do fashion shows, obviously, because the last time I went to a fashion show, I asked for a glass of Champagne and they didn’t have any! The nerve! It’s just a completely different world now; the girls get up and go swimming at six in the morning.”
Kate’s work with publications like The Face and fashion houses such as Calvin Klein has become legendary, but the 42-year-old is surprised people still want to book her.
She also admits that she never had a burning ambition to be a model, which helped her when it came to missing out on jobs to other girls.
“I think I just felt really lucky that I wasn’t in Croydon,” she shared. “So I thought that even if everything goes horribly wrong, I’m not losing anything. It was like, even if I don’t end up working, I’m still having fun and I’m doing something and I’m seeing the world! I wasn’t massively ambitious but I did always want to do the best I could do. I was never lazy at work or about getting jobs, but I wasn’t bothered if I didn’t get them either really.”