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Kate Moss in Topshop Fall ’09 Campaign

She may have been in the spotlight recently for her bedraggled complexion, but if there’s one thing getting better with age, it’s Kate Moss' Topshop collection. The supermodel-turned-designer is launching her eleventh offering for the high street chain.  This time around there’s not a floral tea dress in sight.

The Autumn range sees the usual array of sequined embellished jackets, dresses, and cardigans alongside fabulous seventies-inspired all-in-one catsuits and faux fur coats.  The 35-year-old appears to have gone for a sultry sophisticated vibe, as shown in the series of photos used to promote the collection.

With tousled blonde hair and smoky eyes, Moss poses seductively in the black and white photo shoot in a series of key items, including a belted culotte jumpsuit with zip sleeves. Another photo sees her sitting cross-legged in a leather mini skirt and fluffy jacket, complete with laddered tights. Whether the damaged hosiery isthe result of another heavy night on the town is anyone’s guess, but they add to Kate’s rock chick look – the staple ingredient of her designs.

However, this rock chick seems to have grown up a little, and this is reflected in the longer hemlines, as seen on a striking leather dress, and selection of cozy cardigans. Kate admits to a ‘move away from the playful designs of past collections in favour of ‘an eclectic collection of vintage glamour and smart, chic pieces for a more grown up Fall/Winter '09.

With shoppers strapped for cash in the current economic climate, perhaps the pricey collection, ranging from 22 pounds for a vest top, to 400 pounds for a sequined maxi dress, is aiming its fashion arrow at a more mature, monied audience.

The collection, which hits the shops on the 31st of August, is just one of the moves made by the ageing supermodel to continue her career once her modeling contracts stop.

As well as playing a key role in Philips Green’s burgeoning Topshop empire in the US, where she is helping launch a second New York store, Kate has been in talks with Simon Cowell to appear in the new series of The X Factor.

According to reports, Simon wants Kate to help one of the judges whittle down their final three acts for one of the categories. Aside from dating a string of rock stars, and accompanying Pete Doherty in one of his songs, Kate’s music credentials seem to be limited to a love of karaoke.

But judging by these stunning photos, she won’t be looking for work any time soon.

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