Note: mild nudity. Kate Moss is photographed at her house in Gloucestershire, England for Self Service, December 2010. Images via Fashionising.com.
Juergen Teller lenses Kate Moss as her real deal self, with no help from photoshop. Clearly this shoot was ‘in the can’ before the Kate Moss photoshopped to a sex doll images of her appeared in the recent Valisere lingerie campaign.
The Juergen Teller photoshoot isn’t a dramatic form of Kate revenge … we assume. People ask if we really want to look at this version of Kate Moss! Thank heavens, they say, for effective retouching.
It appears to me that Kate Moss isn’t wearing any makeup, that’s she’s just being Kate. The woman is a hard-living rebel; no doubt about it. I love her Gloucestershire moxie that says ‘So be it, darlings. I dare to go without makeup or reimaging and just be me.’
Britain is on tough times and so is America. Personally, I love the authenticity of the photoshoot and its lack of lacquer. Next up after this Kate piece is a return to Alabama and America’s slow design movement. I was headed there anyway, because Alabama Chanin always comes up first in our Women sitewide index, an incomplete and massive undertaking across our websites.
These images of Kate Moss remind me that behind all the Photoshop images of American luxury and high society, there’s a lot of talented, unemployed artists and craftspeople in our country. Britain values craftsmanship moreso than America.
Sandwiched between Kate Moss in Gloucestershire and Stella McCartney’s country house also in the Cotswold, it seems time to visit Alabama once again.
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