Kate Moss Channels “Blondie” for the Cover of Vanity Fair UK’s December 2012 Issue

| 31 October , 2012 | 1 Reply

Kate Moss is Vanity Fair UK’s December 2012 blonde cover girl as photographed by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott and styled by Jessica Diehl.  Titled “Kate Moss Laid Bare,” inside she talks working hard, playing hard and her many controversial moments including her “years of crying” over Johnny Depp and how she’s still a total “hell-raiser” behind closed doors.

Having her photo taken:  “I don’t want to be myself, ever. I’m terrible at a snapshot. Terrible. I blink all the time. I’ve got facial Tourette’s. Unless I’m working and in that zone, I’m not very good at pictures, really.”

Her regrets about doing the 1992 Calvin Klein photo shoot that helped skyrocket her to fame: “I had a nervous breakdown when I was 17 or 18, when I had to go and work with Marky Mark and Herb Ritts,” she says. “It didn’t feel like me at all. I felt really bad about straddling this buff guy. I didn’t like it. I couldn’t get out of bed for two weeks. I thought I was going to die. I went to the doctor, and he said, ‘I’ll give you some Valium,’ and Francesca Sorrenti, thank God, said, ‘You’re not taking that.’ It was just anxiety. Nobody takes care of you mentally. There’s a massive pressure to do what you have to do. I was really little, and I was going to work with Steven Meisel. It was just really weird—a stretch limo coming to pick you up from work. I didn’t like it. But it was work, and I had to do it.”

Posing naked when she was young (in particular her now classic photo shoot with Corinne Day for The Face): “I see a 16-year-old now, and to ask her to take her clothes off would feel really weird. But they were like, If you don’t do it, then we’re not going to book you again. So I’d lock myself in the toilet and cry and then come out and do it. I never felt very comfortable about it. There’s a lot of boobs. I hated my boobs! Because I was flat-chested. And I had a big mole on one. That picture of me running down the beach—I’ll never forget doing that, because I made the hairdresser, who was the only man on the shoot, turn his back.”

Being a Poster Girl for “heroin chic”: “I had never even taken heroin—it was nothing to do with me at all.” I think Corinne—she wasn’t on heroin but always loved that Lou Reed song, that whole glamorizing the squat, white-and-black and sparse and thin, and girls with dark eyes. She loved that look. I was thin, but that’s because I was doing shows, working really hard. At that time, I was staying at a B and B in Milan, and you’d get home from work and there was no food. You’d get to work in the morning, there was no food. Nobody took you out for lunch when I started. Carla Bruni took me out for lunch once. She was really nice. Otherwise, you don’t get fed. But I was never anorexic. They knew it wasn’t true—otherwise I wouldn’t be able to work.”

Johnny Depp“There’s nobody that’s ever really been able to take care of me. Johnny did for a bit. I believed what he said.” Like if I said, ‘What do I do?,’ he’d tell me. And that’s what I missed when I left. I really lost that gauge of somebody I could trust. Nightmare. Years and years of crying. Oh, the tears!”

You can read more at Vanity Fair’s website, it’s quite and open and honest interview from her!

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