When she was fifteen, Kate Moss was involved in a sexual assault that took place while she was being photographed for a bra catalogue. A male agent allegedly demanded that she take off her bra for him.
I was maybe 15 when he said, “Take off your top,” recalled Kate, who signed to model agency Storm in 1988, in a conversation with Lauren Laverne on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs. I took off mine I took my top off because I was unsure about my appearance at the time and when he told me to take my bra off I knew something was wrong. I quickly gathered my things and fled. “I think it sharpened my intuition. Recalling the details of the lingerie shoot, she remarked, “I can spot a fake woman a mile away.
48-year-old Kate’s career took off after she participated in a 1990 photoshoot for The Face magazine, which was shot by photographer Corinne Day. She described how she sobbed as she took the nude photos. “She [Corinne] would threaten to book you for Elle if you don’t take off your top. It causes agony. She was my best friend and someone I loved, but she was also a complex individual. She got what she wanted but the pictures are amazing. I had to suffer for them, but in the end they were incredibly useful to me. According to The Guardian, she claimed: “You changed my career.
Filming for Calvin Klein underwear in 1992
During a Calvin Klein lingerie shoot in 1992, model and actor Mark Wahlberg posed topless, and this incident was also brought up by the model. She claimed she felt “vulnerable and afraid” and objectified. “Mark was an incredible macho and everything revolved around him. I was just such a model, and he had a large entourage. I experienced complete objectification, vulnerability and fear. Maybe they took advantage of my gullibility. I was very naive and young, and Calvin enjoyed that,” she continued. According to The Sun, Kate also explained: “Luckily I was living with Mario (Sorrenti, her boyfriend at the time) and his mother Francesca and she demanded that she come with me because I didn’t feel good at all before the shot. I couldn’t leave my bed for a couple of weeks. The doctor prescribed me Valium because of my great anxiety, but she told me not to take the pills. When I was nauseous with anxiety, she would give me a quarter or half of the Valium, but she never gave me the whole bottle.
Kate Moss at a photocall to introduce the company’s lipstick line she has created
On September 15, 2011, Kate Moss attended a photocall in London, England to introduce her line of custom lipsticks for the company Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick Collection. Kate wears the #1 shade from her line.
In 1993, Kate and Corinne collaborated on another photo shoot for Vogue. The picture, taken in her own apartment, led to Kate being dubbed the face of heroin chic and accused of promoting anorexia. However, I’ve never been anorexic, Kate pointed out throughout the interview. I never was I had never used heroin before. I’ve always been tiny, so filming and performing I was skinny because I wasn’t fed.
Kate added that her daughter, Lila Moss, also works in the fashion industry and her experience allows her to provide the 19-year-old with the right guidance. Kate is now a real estate agent. “I told Lila she doesn’t have to do anything she doesn’t want to. Don’t do it if you don’t want to be in the shoot, if you don’t feel comfortable, or if you don’t want to model, she said. She went on to say that she takes care of her models and makes sure they always have an agent with them during a shoot so someone could draw attention to anything that wasn’t appropriate.