Kate Moss felt she was a ‘scapegoat’ for others
Kate Moss has said she became a “scapegoat” for other people’s problems in the 1990s when she was criticized for allegedly glorifying thinness and drug use.
The catwalk star, 48, reflected on a photoshoot by photographer Corinne Day which featured in vogue magazine in 1993 during an appearance on BBC Radio 4 Desert Island Discs.
The photographs, which were taken in her apartment and showed her wearing only her underwear, drew criticism from some commentators.
In the rare interview, Moss told host Lauren Laverne: “I think I was a scapegoat for a lot of people’s problems.
“I was never anorexic, I never was. I had never taken heroin. thin.
“It was a fashion shoot. It was shot in my apartment and that’s how I could afford to live at the time.
“And I think that was a shock because I wasn’t voluptuous and I was just a normal girl. I wasn’t a glamazon model, and I think that shocked them.”
Moss, who grew up in Croydon before being scouted in 1988 aged 14 by the founder of Storm Management, has distanced herself from her controversial “nothing tastes as good as skinny” mantra.
Her quote was published on women’s fashion website WWD in 2009 and drew criticism from some.
Moss suggested the phrase was taken out of context as a “soundbite”.
“Basically I was doing an interview and at the time I was living with (hairdresser) Jimmy B and my friend and she was a bit of a snacker,” she said.
“So on the fridge Jimmy B had written, ‘Nothing tastes as good as a skinny feeling’ and when the person asked me, I don’t know why, it came (to me) because that was what was happening at the time.
“We were saying it because it was funny. But obviously they were like, ‘Soundbite!’ and that was it.”
Moss also addressed the furor around a number of photographs published by a newspaper in 2005 appearing to show her taking cocaine in a recording studio with her then-boyfriend Pete Doherty.
She said: “I felt sick and was quite mad because everyone I knew was on drugs, while they’re focusing on me and trying to take my daughter away from me, I thought that was it. was really hypocritical.”
When asked why she publicly apologized, Moss replied, “I really had to apologize because if people looked at me, I had to apologize.”
His musical choices included harvest moon by Neil Young, Life on Mars? by David Bowie and a version of Back to life from Soul II Soul featuring Kanye West’s Sunday Service Choir which she had specially remixed for the show.
She chose The little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry as his book, and a duck blue or pink cashmere blanket for his luxury item.
Desert Island Discs will be on BBC Radio 4 at 11.15am on Sundays and on BBC Sounds.
Source: Press Association