British Vogue is adding a big new name to its masthead: Kate Moss.
The supermodel – and 33-time British Vogue cover girl – is joining Vogue UK as a contributing fashion editor, with her first story due to feature in the spring issue.
British Vogue writes that Moss, 39, will be a hands-on editor, joining the rest of the Vogue team of stylists and working with her choice of photographers and models.
“I am absolutely delighted that Kate is going to work with us in this new role,” Alexandra Shulman, British Vogue editor-in-chief, said. “Her undoubtedly brilliant sense of style, depth of fashionknowledge and understanding of what makes a wonderful image will be exciting to see on the pages of British Vogue. I am really looking forward to working with her on ideas.”
“We are absolutely thrilled at Kate’s appointment,” said Sarah Doukas, founder of Storm Models, which represent Moss. “This is a natural development in her remarkable career. Bringing her unique sense of style and creative sensibility to Vogue is the perfect fit. She is the definitive Vogue cover girl.”
Moss already has some experience working with Vogue behind the camera. The Daily Telegraph writes that in 2005, Moss guest edited an edition of Vogue Paris, while the Guardian points out that Moss styled a high-street shoot for British Vogue in 1994.
Fashionista writes that the move may signal the beginning of a career change for Moss, writing, “Is Kate Moss over modeling?” and adding as evidence the fact that Moss has also recently begun working with Topshop, designing a new capsule collection for the brand.
However, Moss also has a Playboy cover coming up in celebration of her 40th birthday in January 2014, so we’re guessing that although she may be branching out in new directions, she’s not going to give up modeling now – or ever.
Source : Erika W. Smith