It’s a classic Kate Moss ‘good girl gone bad’ cover. Or is that ‘bad girl gone good’? We’re not decided yet, but what do you think of W magazine’s split personality covers for their latest March issue?
In the first, Kate is swathed in a black Gucci silk georgette gown with blood red lips, in the second a white Vera Wang silk lace dress, Erdem habit (yes, even nuns need their style fix, appaz) and glassy, angelic stare. We’re not sure which is scarier. Mossy, is that really you?
Snapped by Steven Klein for the split cover, W magazine’s Will Self provided an accompanying profile of the model.
‘Moss has aged and continues to age,’ he said (insightful so far). ‘Not gracefully, for she’s a suburban hellion from the outer limits of Cockneydom, but beguilingly. The images seen here delight in the platinum and pearliness of her slightly skew-whiff teeth. I lose myself in the cold reactor shutdown of her brown-to-black eyes. As for that ever feted bone structure? Well, what to do but wax poetic about that perfect geometry: Moss’s mouth is no rosebud but a crushed carnation, her cheekbones somehow performing the alien accomplishment of curving down to below its petals.’ (Err, petals? Are we missing something?)
Kate is no stranger to the Good Girl/Bad Girl image, and famously stole the show as fashion’s favourite rebel when she walked for Marc Jacobs at Louis Vuitton smoking a cigarette last March. Months later, she was slinking down the catwalk in an angelic gown.
Will Self added, ‘Kate Moss seems to have always been with us - and to have always been as she is. Yet the truth is that she's 38, twice married, and the mother of a 9-year-old girl. Her life has been a slalom through the toxicities of fame and success.’ Hmm, bit harsh, Will?
We can’t get enough of Kate’s latest good girl/bad girl pics – it's why we love her. But which side of Mossy are you buying?