Fashion

Reading Fashion: Candid Kate Moss, Miuccia is a Genius, and What Anderson Cooper’s Raincoat Means

Fashion

Reading Fashion: Candid Kate Moss, Miuccia is a Genius, and What Anderson Cooper’s Raincoat Means

Kate Moss, Vanity Fair, December 2012.
Anderson Cooper on CNN.
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Stuck in aftermath traffic? Bored of reading about the hurricane? Here are three fashion news stories worth your time (yes, one of them is still about miss thing Sandy):

Interviewed candidly in the December issue of Vanity Fair, Kate Moss talks about Johnny Depp, heroine chic, and how uncomfortable she felt straddling Marky Mark for Calvin Klein as a teen. On her iconic Corinne Day photo shoot Moss comments:

“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.”

Miuccia Prada is brilliant. The Guardian‘s Marion Van Renterghem tells us about it:

“Joining the Communist party (PC) was not unusual for the children of Italy’s middle-class. ‘In those days, if you weren’t stupid, you wanted to change society and you were leftwing,’ [Prada] explains. ‘The PC was the ‘soft’ option. My friends were much more extremist and thought me conservative.’ She spoke at meetings campaigning for abortion but was bothered by the dress code. She liked skirts and was the only one in her clique never to wear jeans.”

The New York Times‘ Eric Wilson engages in a sartorial analysis of emergency weather reporter fashion:

“If the weatherman has his jacket off, his sleeves rolled up and his necktie loosened, things must be really bad.”