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A FELT CROWN WORN BY KATE MOSS AGED 14 ON HER FIRST MAGAZINE PHOTO-SHOOT
A FELT CROWN WORN BY KATE MOSS AGED 14 ON HER FIRST MAGAZINE PHOTO-SHOOT

BY STEPHEN JONES, 1987/8

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A FELT CROWN WORN BY KATE MOSS AGED 14 ON HER FIRST MAGAZINE PHOTO-SHOOT
BY STEPHEN JONES, 1987/8
Applied with alternating mirrors and coloured fabric spirals
7 in. (18 cm.) diameter
Together with a copy of i-D magazine, No. 69, May 1989, featuring the photo shoot on page 68-70; a letter of authenticity from Claire Hall, stylist, and an unpublished photograph by Kate Garner of Kate Moss wearing the present lot.
Provenance
Sold with a letter of authenticity from former stylist Claire Hall.

Lot Essay

The current lot featured in a photo shoot organised by Claire Hall and Kate Garner in 1988 to promote projects they were both working on. The photographer Kate Garner, who was already known as part of the new-wave pop project Haysi Fantayzee, spotted Kate Moss amongst the hundred of model cards at the Storm model agency to use in the shoot. Kate Moss, only 14 years old at the time, was given permission to leave school early and was chaperoned from Croydon to studios in Old Street, East London.

The felt crown used on the shoot had been given directly by leading British milliner Stephen Jones to the stylist Claire Hall who used it as an accessory for the photo shoot. i-D magazine commissioned the photographs after the shoot for use in their May 1989 issue based on the reputation of the photographer Kate Garner. At the time, Kate Moss had been signed to the Storm Model Management but was unknown to the fashion world. The May 1989 issue of i-D was Kate's first magazine photo-shoot before her subsequent modelling for The Face titled "The 3rd Summer of Love" which launched her into a career as one of the most recognisable models on her generation.

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