Top model Kate Moss (48) not only has positive memories of her early professional years. “I think I’ve been a scapegoat for a lot of people’s problems,” the Brit said in a BBC interview aired on Sunday, citing discussions about her low weight as a young model. “I have never suffered from anorexia.”
After a photo series by the photographer Corinne Day with Moss for British “Vogue” in 1993, there had been debates about the so-called “heroin chic” – i.e. extremely thin, almost emaciated-looking figures. “I’ve never done heroin either. I was so skinny because I didn’t eat on shoots and I’ve always been skinny,” Moss told the BBC.
The earlier years of her model life had “sharpened her instincts,” said the Brit. After being told to take off her bra on a shoot when she was 15 and running away, she can now spot bad guys a mile away.
Not the only difficult photoshoot she remembers. A cover featuring the then 16-year-old Moss made the then young girl famous. She graced the cover of The Face magazine and wrinkled her nose at it. An iconic image today, the history of which was traumatic. Photographer Corinne Day told her to grunt “like a pig,” which Moss didn’t want.