Kate Moss‘ very first photo shoot is set to grace the walls of London’s Lawrence Alkin Gallery next month – and we’re offering up a sneak peek at the retro camera reel as a special Friday treat.
The British icon’s fresh-faced debut into the modelling world was first captured by photographer David Ross, who was asked to shoot a 14-year-old Kate back in 1988. The shoot was a favour to friend and founder of Storm Models, Sarah Doukas, who had scouted the Croydon-born teen just weeks earlier at an airport.
Ross claims he’d completely forgotten about the vintage snaps until a few years ago, and is now set to unveil the never-been-seen-before ‘warm-up roll’ in his new Kate Moss: Roll 1 exhibition on October 31.
‘She was against the grain of any other look of the time’, he told Vogue. ‘She was a cool kid and refreshing in that sense. She just had an attitude and an expression that kind of came easy, I guess.’
‘These pictures are proof that Kate Moss holds the same mystique as Marilyn Monroe,” Ross added. ‘In many ways, Kate has the sense of just knowing what she can do to people looking at her, via camera or not.’
With her pretty pout, flawless skin, elevated cheekbones and self-assured stare, Kate’s supermodel potential was glaringly obvious even at that age. We just can’t get over how long these beauties have been lying in David’s dusty loft for! Doh.
By Robyn Munson
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