Kate by Mario Sorrenti | Phaidon Publishing
Intimate, never-before-published photographs taken just before Kate Moss's rise to fame, in one elegant volume
This gorgeously produced book features intimate, never-before-published portraits of a young and undiscovered Kate Moss, taken in the early 1990s by her then-boyfriend, Italian photographer Mario Sorrenti. Seen by Calvin Klein, the photographs gave life to the famous Obsession campaign, which launched Moss to international superstardom.
Sumptuously reproduced in tritone and presented in a cloth-covered clamshell box, Kate is a stunning photographic portfolio of one of contemporary culture's most iconic figures. It includes tipped-on images on the book and clamshell box's covers, plus an introductory essay by Sorrenti, which puts the work in its uniquely personal context.
This book, which celebrates the dawn of two legendary careers, and the start of the highly influential aesthetic of 1990s fashion photography, is a must-have for Kate Moss's fans, for fashion devotees, and for lovers of traditional portraiture and fashion photography.
Size: 308mm x 292 mm (12 1/8" x 11 1/2")
Pages: 120 pp
Illustrations: 50 illustrations
"An intimate insight into one the world's most well known faces before she was famous... like being granted access to the supermodel's private diary... Beautiful black and white images capture her during rare moments of unguarded intimacy, in bed or naked on the beach, before she became one of the world's most recognizable faces... We all remember our first love, but unlike Moss and Sorrenti, all we have to show for it are a few love letters and happy memories. Kate is a dream-like reminder of those heady feelings, and a celebration of the beginning of a contemporary career. It's the book your coffee table was made for."—Stylist
"Beautiful."—Evening Standard, ES magazine
"An important piece of fashion history: it captures Moss – on the brink of supermodel stardom – enraptured by her first love and brimming with all the anticipation of a deer about to take a leap into the unknown or, in Moss's case, the extraordinary.... "You know, it's funny – a lot of people talk about Kate as my muse," [Sorrenti] says. "But really for us we were just boyfriend and girlfriend – and now friends – taking pictures.""—Vogue.co.uk