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own a piece of kate moss’s first magazine shoot, for i-D

Christie’s "Out Of The Ordinary" auction features a Stephen Jones crown worn by Moss on her first magazine shoot, printed in the pages of i-D in 1989.

by Charlotte Gush
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Aug 3 2015, 2:14pm

Many models have tried, and failed, to take Kate Moss's crown, but an upcoming auction at Christie's will allow anyone -- who can front the cash -- to do just that. Aged just 14, Kate Moss made her magazine debut in the pages of i-D, wearing a felt crown by iconic milliner Stephen Jones. This mirrored, studded and stitched piece of felt fashion history will be sold at Christie's upcoming "Out Of The Ordinary" auction, along with a copy of i-D No.69, 1989's The Rich Issue, in which the images of Moss wearing the crown appeared.

Photographer Kate Garner, who was a Blitz Kid and member of new wave band Haysi Fantayzee, teamed up with stylist Claire Hall for the shoot in 1989. Garner says she spotted Moss's fresh face among the hundreds of headshots on the wall at Storm, where the model had recently been signed. The 14-year-old soon-to-be-supermodel had to leave school early for the shoot and was chaperoned from Croydon to Garner's studios in Old Street, where she wore the felt crown that had been given personally to Hall by Stephen Jones. The shoot was subsequently picked up by i-D for publication in the magazine.

A free exhibition of the unusual lots from the "Out Of The Ordinary" auction opens today at Christie's in London, showing Kate's crown alongside running shoes worn by Roger Bannister when he broke the four minute mile record. The exhibition is open until the sale on September 10. The crown will be auctioned together with a copy of i-D No.69 and a letter of authenticity from Claire Hall, and the lot is expected to sell for between £5,000 and £8,000 ($7,800 and $12,500).

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Photography Christie's Images Ltd. 2015