It was the moment the fashion world had been waiting years for, when, on July 1st 2011, Kate Moss married Jamie Hince. The official photographer was, of course, Kate's great mate Mario Testino, and rumour had it that the pics were destined for the September issue of fashion bible US Vogue - a rumour which today was confirmed with the publication of Testino's amazing images.
In the accompanying interview with Hamish Bowles, Moss reveals that she and John Galliano worked together on her wedding dress, with the designer bringing 'bags full of bits, and pulled tulle and sequins and veils and flowers out. And then we just kind of pinned things together, like the old days, you know?'. For his part, Galliano reveals that 'She dared me to be John Galliano again... I couldn’t pick up a pencil. It’s been my creative rehab'.
Moss also reveals that the inspiration for the day was the Great Gatsby, the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel (another of Fitzgerald's novels, the Beautiful and Damned, was the inspiration for the 30th Birthday party). 'I wanted it to be kind of dreamy and 1920s, when everything is soft-focus.... The Great Gatsby. The code name was GG for a while. That light and that kind of fun decadence. It’s rock-’n’-roll Great Gatsby!'
Moss also reveals that she accepted Hince's proposal whilst watching "My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding," saying 'I am so romantic about Gypsies. They’re not allowed to do anything until they get married. So they all get married really young, at sixteen. You can’t believe the dresses. They’re like blinging butterflies times ten; they can’t move down the aisle! It’s so genius. I was just watching Jamie, so cute, and I was like, these girls, they just spend their whole life waiting for that day—let’s do it!'
For the full interview and more images, check out americanvogue.com
Credit: All images by Mario Testino for American Vogue.