Kate Moss has grown up in public, wrote journalist Julie Burchill back in 1999, into one of the most singular and shimmering icons our damp little island has ever produced. Today, Kate is one of the most recognizable - and, against all odds, durable - stars alive. To more than one generation, she's the rebel queen, the model who made herself the embodiment of the rock'n' roll spirit, the stylista and the unconventional mother and wife. In celebration of her 26-year career and 40th birthday in January 2014, this book looks back at her life in beautiful images and revealing text. Moss has achieved something that other model has. She has worked in fashion for over three decades, launching trends, defining styles, but never becoming dated. Most models become irrevocably associated with one era, but t Kate. Her look evolves and so does she, which makes her an endlessly fascinating subject, photographically and biographically.
Chris Roberts lives in London and has written about music, films and literature for a plethora of publications, including Black Clock, The Guardian, Uncut and Elle. His previous books include Idle Worship: How Pop Empowers the Weak (Harper Collins, 1997), Scarlett: Portrait of a Rising Star (Carlton, 2007) and Lou Reed: Walk on the Wild Side (Carlton, 2003).