12 January 2009

Agyness Deyn on that Kate Moss comparison

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Let's take a moment to feel sorry for Agyness Deyn. No, not because she was voted the most annoying celebrity of 2008. But because despite being the first name on practically every top designer's catwalk wish-list and a fashion legend in her own right, she just can't seem to escape that ‘the next Kate Moss' tag. The Lancashire supermodel's always remained tight-lipped on the comparisons (and inevitable stories of competition between the two) - until now. ‘I think Kate's had an amazing career - I mean, she still has an amazing career - and she's really beautiful. But no one's the same. I'm not the new anything; I'm just Agyness.' Very diplomatic. We'll ignore the slip of the tongue past tense. Meanwhile, which models does Agy admire? Her mentor Stella Tennant was kind to her at the beginning, when she was working on her first Burberry campaign and very nervous, and Karen Elson has also been ‘really nice'. And Agy would never refuse to work with another model. ‘I'd never do that. I've had people do that to me, though. I don't know why. But if a younger model came along and they were getting, like, really successful, I would never be jealous, because they don't even look like me.' Kate Moss, take note... [The Guardian]


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