Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Kate Moss Obsession

Today, for the first time in years, I came across images from Maria Sorrenti's 1992 Obsession campaigns for Calvin Klein. Boy, did it take me back! I remember the first time I saw these images... They shot my eyes with a glue gun. Today was no different. There's something about them which never quite gets old...

Kate Moss was 14 when she was first scouted off the street and 16 when she had her iconic 'heroin chic' shots by Corinne Day published in The Face magazine. When you look back, it doesn't take much to work out how she's become one of the greatest and most idolised supermodels of all time.

It's not just how she broke the boundaries with her waife-like figure - opposite to those of other supermodels at the time, including Cindy Crawford and Elle Macpherson. It's also way more than just raw beauty which makes her so fascinating to stare at.

I think it's the relationship she holds with her photographers. There is an openness and trust that is so plain to see in her early images. She's so naked. Not just where clothes is concerned, but in the fragility she displays. It's all truly effortless. How could anyone possible ignore that immense connection to the camera?

The below photographs from Calvin Klein's Obsession campaign were shot by Kate's then-boyfriend, renouned fashion photographer Mario Sorrenti. She was 22 at the time.

Whilst Kate Moss obviously remains a great model and a massive fashion icon, nothing quite compares to the profundity of these. I don't think anyone could ever attempt to recreate them...


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