Kate Moss’s fashion shoots have ranged from naked to bizarre, but her latest spread in W magazine’s March issue veers far into the surreal, recalling spirits and demons from an ancient Gothic time.
She’s portrayed as good Kate and bad Kate in a series of photos that are more art than beauty shots. Kate looks trans-human, demonic in some images; a Gothic, Holy Roman religious ascetic in others, with a bizarrely sado-masochistic twist.
And in one photo, she looks absolutely funereal, conjuring necrophiliac desires in a white embroidered dress of roses and lace that could double as a Medieval funeral shroud.
Check out Kate’s photos: click to enlarge.
Photographer Steven Klein shot the spread and Fashion Director Edward Enninful handled styling.
Believe it or not, the clothes are from spring 2012 collections featuring labels such as Balenciaga, Jil Sander, The Row and Louis Vuitton.
Makeup artist Val Garland and hair stylist Paul Hanlon give Kate her haunting looks. The make-up is neutral to a silver white masque look. Kate’s high cheekbones are accentuated and exaggerated.
She looks both alluring, sexual and deathly, almost as if she’s from the spiritual world.
One attribute that has marked Kate’s career is her versatility. Even at 38, she can look girlish or dazzlingly sophisticated, depending on makeup and clothes.
You can never get tired of looking at her. Check out her photos.