Kate Moss to launch talent agency
Kate Moss is living out her dream fantasy by opening her own modelling agency.
The supermodel rose to prominence in the ‘90s, quickly becoming one of the most famous women on the planet. Her years in front of the camera and on the catwalk has seen her work with most major fashion brands, including Calvin Klein, Versace and Alexander McQueen, and Kate is an expert when it comes to the industry. The 42-year-old is now putting her knowledge to the test when it comes to her new venture, the Kate Moss Agency.
“It’s a dream! It’s so weird,” Kate grinned to Business of Fashion. “You know that film Gia? Faye Dunaway plays the agent. I could so do that! But I want to focus more on managing people’s careers than just (running) a modelling agency. I don’t really want pretty people, I want people that want to sing and dance and act — I want to create stars.”
The talent management business will start working with a handful of budding stars, with Kate’s longtime booking agent Lucy Baxter taking a pivotal role in the company.
Plans for the agency came about when Kate left Storm Models earlier this year (16) after nearly 30 years, and brought her bookings in-house. Lucy also left Storm this year.
“It’s a grown-up thing,” she explained of her decision. “I felt like I wanted to do things that were more than modelling. It didn’t matter how much we would try and do it together with them, I was always going to be the little Kate that they’ve known since I was 14.
“It was like leaving home. I had to leave, and they were very understanding about it. They were like, ‘Yeah you’ve got to go now, we’ve done as much as we can do.’ I wanted to spread my wings.”