british supermodel icon, kate moss appears editorially for the may issue of vogue japan. styled by george cortina, with hair & make-up by paul hanlon & charlotte tibury, kate appears sophisticated in spring couture that is photographed with a mysterious edge. shot by mert & marcus, the evolution of kate moss is one interesting complexities & unexpected turns. kate moss ushered in a new generation of supermodels during the grunge era, which resulted in a modeling shift. standards became adjusted & desired looks dipped from commercial & jaw dropping beauty to ultra-thin, waif models that were looked at as transformative figures rather than individuals with natural beauty. i had the chance to see a biographical documentary on kate moss which addressed her rise to fame & time-lined how massive her influence has spread through the fashion industry since her debut on the scene in the 90’s. notorious for measuring up under industry standards standing five feet, seven inches; kate is one of few females that has been able to surpass barriers put in place by the fashion industry. one of those barriers in modeling is an expiration date, for many years it was expected that past a certain age, models should look into ‘career alternatives’ & are often times encouraged to consider, ‘life after modeling’. kate moss has spun her image into a successful presence in fashion through design work with top shop & has even designed handbags for longchamp. still a star in today’s competitive industry, kate continues to land covers, campaigns & blaze the runways occasionally- she ranks as fashion’s no. 2 icon next to gisele & ranks as fashion’s third highest earning. represented by IMG, kate is seen slightly darker, an aspect that adds dimension to the editorial & draws relativity to her grunge era entrance into modeling. kate moss is what female models aspire to become.
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