Kate Moss has reportedly agreed to be on the Cover as well as on the center-spread of Playboy’s January 2014 issue. It’s going to be the iconic porn magazine’s 60th anniversary issue. But then somehow it isn’t much of an excitement for many. Wondering why??? Well Kate Moss has posed in the buff several times. She has done so many topless shoots that legendary a fashion scribe once most aptly said, “She’s seen Moss’s boobs so many times, she could pick them out of an anonymous lineup.”
Playboy won’t show anything NEW that Kate Moss hasn’t shown earlier! She posed nude for Pirelli Calendar and most recently she did a nude shoot for a fashion magazine where she displayed her pubes too. Here are the links to those posts on fashionscandal.com: March 02, 2012 - Stars Stripping For Fashion Magazines: http://wp.me/p1C8a1-Rd
January 30, 2013 - Line Between Porn & Fashion Blurring: http://wp.me/p1C8a1-1hd
As per sources Kate Moss will be shot for the Playboy cover by Mert and Marcus this week in London. (Wow this guys work almost a year in advance for their issues!) W‘s Alex White is said to be styling the shoot.
Well Indian Fashion Magazines are not part of this debate wether the fine line between pornography and fashion are blurring. Desi Rag-Mags are towing the safe line. But same isn’t about the international fashion magazines.
The January 2013 issue of ‘Love’ magazine that is published out of United Kingdom features Kate Moss on their cover and inside in their fashion spread. Moss goes absolutely nude for the fashion spread shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. Kate drops top and bottom for a full body visual exhibition that you will not find similarly among any of her veteran model peers. It’s bold, it’s downright completely and utterly bare.
Stars from the ‘Music World’ have been the favourite with Fashion Designers when it comes to be their Muse. We have seen Pete Doherty being idolised by Heidi Slimane of Dior, Amy Winehouse’s Beehive Hairdo inspiring Karl Lagerfeld and most recently Lady Gaga almost resurrecting the forgotten label – Theirry Mugler.
David Bowie the Rockstar with the famous Mullet seems like the Fashion’s Muse for the year 2012. The January 2012 issue of Vogue, Germany shot by another Rocker – Bryan Adams - completely nails Bowie’s glamrock sensibility. Daphne Guinness is almost unrecognisable in a red mullet, glam makeup and gold sequins, the typically goth socialite in a David Bowie-inspired editorial.
It was Kate Moss who channelled Bowie on the cover of Vogue Paris’s 2011 music issue. In the May 2011 issue of Numero, model Edita Vilkeviciute did her best impression of David Bowie, sporting lightning bolt face makeup for the shoot. Even Balenciaga’s Spring/Summer 2012 campaign, featuring a mullet-ed Anja Rubik is giving us Bowie vibes.
The Pirelli calendar–otherwise known as the classiest pin-up girly calendar ever–is an annual tradition for those lucky few VIPs who find it in their mailboxes. It’s traditionally shot by world-renowned fashion photographers (Karl Lagerfeld last year, Mario Testino, Annie Leibovitz, Bruce Weber, Terry Richardson…the list goes on and on) and features A-list models and actresses.
First of all, the calendar was shot in Corsica by Mario Sorrenti, who was in attendance and who is exceptionally easy on the eyes (he’s a former model). Second of all, every single model in the calendar is as naked as the day she was born. Suffice it to say there was a lot of glistening flesh.
Here are the ladies who the lucky recipients will get to ogle in 2012: Isabeli Fontana, Natasha Poly, Saskia de Brauw, Lara Stone, Joan Smalls, Guinevere Van Seenus, Malgosia, Edita Vilkevicute, Kate Moss, Milla Jovovich, Margareth Made, and Rinko Kikuchi.
Shockingly, because Pirelli is an Italian company, Sorrenti is the first Italian to ever shoot the calendar. But he’s well-known for his prowess shooting tasteful nudes, so this was a natural fit for him. In an interview Sorrenti said, “I always thought about taking clothes off as a way of getting closer to the individual and the person, and of getting something that was more honest and pure.”
Alexander McQueen killed himself with an overdose of drugs and now it seems that the other famous, or should I say infamous Brit designer, John Galliano’s outburst at the Paris cafe was fueled by drugs. Yves Saint Laurent died fighting his drug problem, Gianni Versace met his killer at one of his coke binges and Marc Jacobs and Calvin Klein accept their drug problem. Drugs seem to be the biggest scourge of the fashion world. Yet fashion courts drugs! Remember the era of Heroin Chic & Rehab Chic? Dior better consider Heidi Slimane’s drug problem before signing him on as his name is doing the rounds.
Galliano’s friends; rather experienced substance-abusing friends, Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell have advised him to check-in to the high-profile rehab – The Meadows! Kate Moss managed to resurrect her career post getting caught sniffing cocaine on camera and I think Galliano too will bounce back surely because of his immense talent.
Hope our desi fashion fraternity realises the peril of substance abuse. However more than Indian Fashion, I feel it is Bollywood that would sooner or later crumble because of rampant drug abuse. I can count names on my fingers of stars who DON”T sniff cocaine. Most do, and when you spill the beans they go ballistic screaming from TV Channels and sending legal notices to poor scribes about us trying to taint their image. I too got a legal notice and mouth full of abuses from one such Bollywood’s (fading) Star. But then I care a Damn!