We’re all guilty of succumbing to the social media trend of sharing a #ThrowbackThursday snap or, better still, looking out for those shared by our favourite celebs. Taking the trend one step further is new magazine L’Officiel Spain, which uses an image of Kate Moss from her school days in the 80s for its debut cover. It’s good to see that even a supermodel had that awkward teen stage, right? Surely, there are plenty of throwback pics from the numerous high-profile campaigns that she’s starred in over the years that the new mag could have chosen, but the publication was clearly after a more charming approach.
Con el número 1: una joven #KateMoss que en los ochenta ni se imaginaba todo lo que le quedaba por vivir. Con ella, repasamos la trayectoria de las directoras de revistas femeninas más relevantes de nuestro país y, por supuesto, toda la moda de la temporada. El próximo martes en quioscos. #KateTheGreat #lOfficielSpain #septiembre2015
It’s such a personal image that many are even questioning whether Kate actually granted permission for the image to be used. Forum member Benn98 went so far as to say, “Is this a joke? It has to be. I’m not knocking the concept, it’s the actual shot which, well words cannot describe how cringe-worthy it looks. Kate must’ve obliged to this?”
GIVENCHYlover also had a valid point: “What’s the point? No one will recognize her.” It’s very true that she no longer resembles her schoolgirl years, so if L’Officiel Spain paid the usual hefty fee for an almost unrecognizable Kate to grace the front cover, you can’t help but think that it was money better spent elsewhere.
Sink or swim, this is one innovative cover that we won’t be forgetting anytime soon.