Kate Moss

The Beautiful and the Damned

After London’s Daily Mirror ran front-page photos of Über-model Kate Moss doing cocaine, the 31-year-old style icon lost contracts with Burberry, Chanel, and H&M reportedly totaling close to $4 million. But while the tabloids screeched about her decadent image and damaged career, the fashion elite rallied to her defense. Was she the victim of overzealous media or of her own edgy lifestyle? Talking to Moss’s friends, VICKY WARD learns about the growing stress she felt, her devotion to her young daughter, and the dangerous influence of her hard-partying boyfriend, rocker Pete Doherty

– Vanity Fair, December 2005


Photographed at Milk Studios in New York City, November 23, 2004