Kate Moss shares secrets of her legendary 25-year modeling career in the December issue of Vanity Fair.
Speaking to magazine contributor James Fox, Moss said she regretted doing the 1992 Calvin Klein photo shoot campaign which made her a household name, saying it caused her great anxiety and left her bed-ridden for two weeks.
The English model also says she is horrible at taking “regular” photos and has to transport herself into a character in order to model successfully. Even on her wedding day designer and friend John Galliano had to tell her who to be, suggesting she turn herself into an English rose.
The married mother of one was once known as the poster girl for “heroin chic.” Moss said she never did heroin, and attributed her small frame to excessive working without access to a real meals.
Although the 38-year-old proudly appears topless in the issue, she recalls how hard it was for her to pose nude as a teen. Moss tells Fox: “I see a 16-year-old now, and to ask her to take her clothes off would feel really weird. But they were like, if you don’t do it, then we’re not going to book you again. So I’d lock myself in the toilet and cry and then come out and do it. I never felt very comfortable about it,” she said.
“That picture of me running down the beach-I’ll never forget doing that, because I made the hairdresser, who was the only man on the shoot, turn his back.”
The December issue of Vanity Fair will be available on Nov. 6.