It’s Monday! This means we have an amazing ‘90s icon for you and this week it’s Kate Moss. The British model and businesswoman rose to fame in the mid-’90s and is regarded as one of the most iconic supermodels of all time. Born 16 January 1974 she was recruited when she was 14 at the JFK airport in 1988 by Sarah Doukas, founder of Storm Management. A year later she starred in her first cover shoot and was featured in The Face and a Levis campaign.
Moss became unstoppable and became the face of Calvin Klein in 1992. She appeared topless with Mark Wahlberg, who was “Marky Mark” at at the time and an aspiring hip hop artist and model. Wahlberg and Moss were vocal about their lack of care for each other. Wahlberg later said, “I wasn’t into the waif thing,” adding, “She kind of looked like my nephew.” Moss was only 5’7, had a thin figure and regardless of what Walhberg thought, she was praised for her “waif look.” The definition of a “waif” young person is “thin and looking unhealthy or uncared for” and was used to describe models like Twiggy in the 1960s. Moss also became the poster child for the popularized look called “heroin chic.”
The sought-out model went on to appear on the cover of more than 300 magazines and has starred in ad campaigns for most of the top fashion houses. She became the “anti-supermodel” of the 1990s and her grunge, slim, figure contrasted the tall and curvy models around her like Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell.
Just like our past 90’s icon of the week, Winona Ryder, Moss found love with Johnny Depp. They met through a mutual friend in 1994 and became an inseparable “trainwreck.” Their high-profile relationship remains an iconic part of ‘90s culture. Depp was famously arrested the first year into their relationship after he destroyed the Presidential Suite at the Mark Hotel in New York City during their stay. The bill for their stay and damages was $9,767.12. The judge let Depp who was presumed drunk when police arrived pay the money and promise to behave for six months. Moss wasn’t arrested, harmed, or presumed drunk, according to Ranker.