As U.K. Vogue takes a look at everything Kate Moss for its December 2014 issue, we thought we would dig out our copies of Kate’s memorable guest-edited issue of Vogue Paris for this week’s Fashion Flashback series.
Back in 2005, Carine Roitfeld tapped the British supermodel to take over the magazine’s December 2005/January 2006 issue. As a result of Kate’s health at the time of publication, only one shoot had taken place before Kate entered rehab in Phoenix, Arizona. As a result, we only get the one story with the then-troubled model — thankfully, it’s a good one that will fulfill us for years to come. To celebrate, Vogue created not one, but four iconic and highly collectable covers from Craig McDean’s shoot.
To accompany the four cover images, the same concept runs inside the 308-page issue with a story entitled “Ultimate Kate.” McDean captured the true essence of the “scandaleuse beauté,” which resulted in some amazing shots of the then 31-year-old wearing pieces from Dior Homme, Chanel Haute Couture, Givenchy and Christian Dior Haute Couture. Left with only a single, original editorial to accompany Kate’s guest-edited issue, Roitfeld filled the rest of the magazine with retrospectives and features.
We luckily managed to snag a copy with Kate wearing the Chanel cape on the cover a few years ago online. Which one do you have? See all four covers and take a trip down memory lane inside the thread here.