Photographers “Always Ask” Kate Moss to Take Her Clothes Off

"Even though I didn't like my body at all, I just had to get comfortable with it," explains Kate Moss. Here, the British supermodel talks about what it was like to shoot that famous Calvin Klein ad with Marky Mark, her childhood crush on David Bowie, and her first kiss.

Released on 2/2/2017

Credits

Starring: Kate Moss

Transcript

00:03
I was discovered in JFK airport.
00:06
My dad worked for Pan Am and we were on standby
00:10
for like three days, we'd slept in the airport.
00:12
Eventually we got on the plane,
00:13
it was the same plane as my agent.
00:15
Her brother came up and asked me
00:16
if I'd ever thought about modeling
00:18
and I was 14, so obviously I hadn't thought about anything
00:20
and I was like no, and he said my sister's an agent,
00:23
will you come, do you want to meet her?
00:25
And I was like yeah,
00:26
and I went home and told my mum
00:27
and she didn't believe me.
00:29
She said I don't think you're that photogenic
00:30
and my mum said that,
00:32
and then I just kind of went on castings for years.
00:34
I had a leather pair of hipster trousers
00:37
and a Katharine Hamnett boot,
00:40
angora jumper, brown angora, it was like an orangutan.
00:44
That was my go-see outfit.
00:47
Harper's Bazaar with Patrick Demarchelier,
00:49
which was my first big story in America.
00:51
No, I wasn't on the cover of that one,
00:53
I was on the cover of Christmas.
00:55
Patrick was shooting Calvin
00:56
who then told Calvin about me
00:59
and then I met Calvin and then I did Calvin Klein,
01:01
that's when everything changed.
01:03
Really nervous, especially the shoot with Marky Mark,
01:06
it was so intimidating.
01:08
I mean, Marky Mark was like...
01:11
It was a different whole Hollywood thing,
01:14
he didn't talk very much,
01:15
but he was, yeah he was a nice guy.
01:18
Since I was 14 they always got me to take my clothes off
01:20
even though I didn't like my body at all,
01:23
I just had to get comfortable with it,
01:25
cos they always, still, always
01:26
they ask me to take my clothes off,
01:27
I have no idea why, I really don't get it at all,
01:30
but, you know...
01:32
My boyfriend says that before when he watched a movie,
01:36
he would never really look at the clothes,
01:38
now he kind of looks at what people are wearing,
01:41
so I suppose from being with me, I think I've pointed...
01:43
I'm like oooh, I love that shirt, ooh I love that shoe,
01:46
and now he starts to say things as a singular as well,
01:49
which is really embarrassing for him.
01:51
Shoe, a pant, (laughs)
01:53
a trouser, he speaks fashion now.
01:55
All the time, I lose my clothes all the time, it's terrible.
01:58
I don't know, if I knew...
02:00
They wouldn't be lost.
02:02
Alright, what do I love?
02:03
Oh, I mean all my shoes.
02:06
Christian Louboutin's that he made me,
02:09
they're called So Kate,
02:10
thin, like a proper stiletto.
02:12
And he called it the So Kate so he sends them to me (gasps)
02:16
and they are like jewelry.
02:19
I had posters,
02:20
Johnny Depp, no, (laughs)
02:23
no, no, no, I didn't.
02:24
When I was growing up I had a crush on,
02:27
well, David Bowie,
02:29
was on my wall
02:30
and Rob Lowe, how funny,
02:32
it was like the Breakfast Club moment.
02:34
Before, I kind of, I'd started modeling
02:37
but I suppose to like Linda, Christy, Naomi,
02:39
they were like, everything.
02:42
It was amazing being...
02:45
You know, taken around by them.
02:47
You don't have to go to rehearsal,
02:48
come with us for dinner.
02:50
That kind of advice.
02:52
You don't need to go to a rehearsal.
02:55
Just come with us.
02:57
They were so naughty,
02:58
they got me into trouble I'm sure.
02:59
No, I wasn't innocent,
03:01
I looked like one but I wasn't.
03:03
That's why I got away with murder.
03:05
Giving away all my secrets.
03:06
My first kiss was at a school disco
03:08
with a guy called Liam and I've never seen him again.
03:12
It was good, it was a proper kiss,
03:14
my first proper kiss to Careless Whisper,
03:16
slow-dancing to Careless Whisper
03:18
but then that was it, for about a year.
03:22
Oh I had a Bowie party last year, that was fun.
03:25
I was Ziggy Stardust,
03:27
I didn't do the hair, I didn't go, like tonight, Matthew,
03:29
I'm gonna be, I just did...
03:31
A nod to Bowie.
03:34
My friend made a catsuit,
03:35
big lightening bolt going down the back of it,
03:37
like with cutout lightening bolts and silver
03:39
and the rest was all black satin or something,
03:42
it was gorgeous.
03:43
Some people went full Bowie and did the star and everything,
03:45
and some people just kind of wore a...
03:48
I don't know, a black suit and a white shirt
03:51
with a waistcoat.
03:52
Heroes, heroes is my favorite,
03:54
I've got a lot of favorites, Life on Mars,
03:56
Changes,
03:58
ch-ch-ch-ch--
03:59
[Lynn] Sing, sing, sing.
04:00
No way. Sing, sing.
04:02
No, (chatters)
04:03
are we done?
04:05
Aaaaaah, squirm.