Friday, March 09, 2007

Wanna See Kate's Designs for Topshop?

Here's the breaking news from

It's the one we've all been waiting for...Kate Moss has unveiled (and modelled), her first ever fashion line - for TopShop - and you can see it in the new issue of Vogue, available to buy from Monday, along with a long-awaited interview with the model who has cleverly avoided being quoted anywhere since early in her career (see the high street shopping advice she shared with Vogue in 1996, below). "I'd talked to lots of people in the business about designing my own thing," says Kate. "Everyone said I should do something but I didn't want to be a designer designer and have to do shows and all of it." But don't think that means she wasn't involved completely in the creation of this soon-to-be-the-biggest-of-them-all brand. "You only have to watch her pick up the items and appraise them to see that not only has she been intimately involved, but that she is very good at this," says editor Alexandra Shulman who conducted the interview and the shoot. "Every outfit she pulls on looks sexy and cool - the poppy-print chiffon minidress, the tie-back tuxedo-waistcoat evening dress, the striped busboy jacket with tiny matching shorts, even the flared satin glam-rock trousers." As well as looking as good as anybody could in her designs (though we'll all be doing our best to emulate her), Kate tells the story of her collaboration with Philip Green (involving helicopter rides and the closure of the Oxford Circus TopShop flagship), describes life with her daughter Lila (involving a meeting with Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie), and Pete Doherty - and gives a glimpse of how life is as one of the most rabidly photographed women on the planet. "There are degrees of privacy," she says. "If I'm taking Lila to school, that's not OK. Once I was walking down from The Mercer in New York down the street (because otherwise I don't walk anywhere) and this woman paparazzo who was following me fell over a fire hydrant and her whole tooth went through her lip. I leant over her saying, 'Are you all right?' and she was still taking pictures. I was, 'You know what? You are sick in the head.' And she was really surprised that I had stopped. Like she thought I was going to leave her bleeding?" Buy Vogue, £3.70, from Monday. (March 9 2007, AM)

As for the Topshop folks, they say we can all "Look forward to the most perfect jersey, gorgeous jeans and even a few cocktail dresses. Quintessential Kate." I'm palpitating in excitement!!! The collection is due to launch on May 1st. In the meantime, you can also subscribe to Topshop Style Notes and video podcasts to keep you updated on the developments!

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Anonymous said...

lovely! i hope the collection will hit the local shops, as well... there IS a market, after all!

cd_mfo said...

Yes! I agree Ruby! Don't worry, I'll ask around and check if Topshop here will be carrying Kate's line!

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