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i-con: kate moss

i-D invited seventeen of Kate Moss’s friends, fans and colleagues from over the years to ask their favourite catwalk queen a question of their choice. Happy 40th Birthday Kate!

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Impossibly beautiful and implausibly well known, from storming catwalks across the globe to countless magazine editorials, and a party life to put even the most hardcore amongst us to shame, Kate Moss needs little introduction. With her Topshop range (returning April 2014) causing havoc on the high street, and an army of Moss lookalikes fast springing up in its wake, i-D has invited seventeen of Kate Moss’s friends, fans and collegues from over the years to ask their favourite catwalk queen a question of their choice. From her favourite underwear, to her blossoming singing career (to what she sees last when she closes her eyes), enter the world of Miss Moss. i-Con. Goddess. WE LOVE YOU, KATE. Always. Forever. Amen. X

Edward Enninful, Fashion & Style Director W. Hey Kitty Kat, it’s Edwina, Why are you sooooo cuuuute?
Same reason as you.

David Sims Photographer, i-D contributor. What’s your favourite type of underwear?
Anything AP.

Bella Freud Designer, descendant of Lucien. When you are feeling down, do you find you turn more to women or to men? Could you explain why you do what you do?
Always women. I’ve got the best girlfriends, oh and Jimmy B.

Katie Grand Editor-in-chief Love. What’s your favourite colour?
Green.

Sarah Doukas Founder of Storm modelling agency and the woman who discovered Kate. I know you like poetry... What is your favourite poem?
I don’t know what its called, and it goes on and on and on, by Harold Pinter.

Alister Mackie Creative Director Another Man. Naughty Alister asked Kate two questions... Name five marsupials.
Wallaby, Kangaroo, Koala and Quokka.
What have you done with my white Carol Christian Poell waistcoat?
It’s in my closet.

Roxy Cottontail New York DJ, who sang Moss’s praises in song Kate Moss. Will you do a song with me?
In a word, “No!” I’m trying to curb my singing ambitions.

Dolce & Gabbana Fabulous fashion designers on a mission to up sexxx appeal. If you weren’t Kate Moss, who would you have liked to be?
Isadora Duncan.

Val Garland Make-up genius. What makes you shiver?
My boyfriend’s touch.

Sam McKnight Hairdresser to the stars. A cat has nine lives. How many lives does Kate Moss have?
A few more than nine!

Vivienne Westwood Designer, dame and damn fine. What’s your favourite book?
Anything by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Mario Sorrenti Photographer. What is the most important thing success has brought to you?
Special services at the airport.

Bobby Gillespie Primal Scream frontman, rock‘n’roll monster. Naughty Bobby also asked Kate two questions. ‘Gimme Shelter’ or ‘Gimme Danger’?
Gimme Shelter.
Which song makes you cry?
Astral Weeks.

Philip Treacy Master milliner. Do you still have the original Marilyn Monroe film we once spoke about?
Ah, I’d forgotten about that. Now you mention it, I’ll have to dig it out.

Irina Lazareanu Model, ex-Babyshambles drummer and the handpicked star of Kate’s first Topshop campaign. If you would have to do it all over again without changing one thing, would you?
Maybe a few minor changes...

Nick Knight Photographer, visionary, Director of SHOWstudio.com. What do you see when you shut your eyes?
Lila.