Photo: Craig McDean/Esquire
She's appeared on over 300 covers in her 25-year career, but for 17 years Kate Moss has shunned the world of men's magazines - until now. Yes, that's right, expect the sound of high fiving blokes to resonate around the globe as Mossy has lifted her lads' mag ban to grace the cover of Esquire magazine after some gentle arm twisting from editor Alex Bilmes who persuaded the model to star in the September 2013 'Made in Britain' themed issue.
In keeping with Kate's fashion pedigree, the editorial spread was shot by photographer Craig McDean and styled by Katy England and sees the 39-year-old showing off her enviable assets in a sheer bodysuit with - ahem - strategically placed jewel embellishments. To be honest, Mossy has looked far more risqué in previous high fashion shoots - her 50-shades-tastic V Magazine cover with Rihanna in February immediately springs to mind - but we're sure that male readers will be more than delighted with her sexy tousled hair and diamond-encrusted knickers, despite the fact that she wears a diamante bra over a white t-shirt - way to tease the boys Mossy!
Kate Moss for Arena (1996), GQ (2010) and Esquire (1993)
The last time Kate covered a men's magazine the Spice Girls had just released Wannabe and we were in scrunchies. Back in 1996 she appeared on the front of the now defunct Arena magazine under the heading 'Kate Moss and the rise of the British home girl' alongside fellow 90's pin-ups Patsy Kensit, Louise and Liz Hurley. Mossy's last shoot for Esquire was in 1993 when she posed on the front smothered in gold paint to represent her golden girl status.
Kate did return to the men's market fleetingly in 2010 when she fronted GQ's Style Issue as one of the sexiest icons of all time, shot by David Bailey.
Perhaps her current Esquire cover is a warm up for her Playboy shoot, which is touted to hit the shelves in January 2014. Until then check out Kate's 25 most iconic magazine covers to date in the gallery below...