I found this iconic issue of The Face from July 1990 in the attic, along with the Depp & Kylie covers I posted last week. The cover has been reproduced constantly, but I don’t recall seeing the others recently, so thought I’d scan them to show you all here.

Kate Moss was fifteen when she shot the story, styled by Melanie Ward, which launched her career. The photographs were taken on Camber Sands in England, a traditional seaside resort, and were astonishing for their raw, verité feel; an antidote to the glossy Vogue supermodels. The images were seen by Fabien Baron, and Moss’s relationship with Calvin Klein began. It’s difficult to over emphasise how influential this story was at the time.

EDITED to add: Looking at the images with a fresh eye, and having read Moss’s recent thoughts on how out of her depth she was at the time, it’s hard not to look at the photographs and feel uncomfortable. For that reason I have removed the topless image from the series.

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I Drove the location van on that shoot. Everyone knew she was going to be massive. That night we stayed in aBrighton hotel. Kate liked a drink then and I had to buy the brandies to take up to the room because they wouldn’t serve Kate!


If there were a young girl today being pushed in a way to take her top off, you all would have a huge issue with it—and for good reason. But for some reason this is okay and beautiful instead of the pictures of a girl under pressure to negate herself for the sake of…what? Let’s not be hypocrites to satisfy our “artistic delicacies”, okay?

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