The equivalent of a National holiday in the fashion world, today marks the 41st birthday of the one and only Kate Moss. To celebrate, we’re pondering how we can be more like her (which is routine behavior, anyway) and studying the lesser-known tidbits of the London-born beauty’s life. Want to expand your mastery of all-things-Moss too? Click through and get reading!
Brush Up Your Knowledge Of The Birthday Babe
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1. She had a lot of bridesmaids.
Kate appointed 16 bridesmaids to witness her nuptials to musician Jamie Hince in 2011. Staying true to English tradition, they ranged in age from 2 to 14. [Source]
2. She made a cameo at the Olympics.
During the closing ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympic in London, Kate strut across the stage alongside Lily Cole, Naomi Campbell and Georgia May Jagger. She wore a gold Alexander McQueen dress and David Bowie's "Fashion" provided the soundtrack. [Source]
3. She is a clothing hoarder.
The supermodel never gets rid of her old clothes, but keeps them in storage for her daughter Lila Grace. Talk about a dream closet! [Source]
4. She is comically charitable.
To help raise money for Comic Relief in 2013, Kate read a passage from 50 Shades of Grey on the radio. Kate has been supporting the foundation for years. [Source]
5. She has really good genes.
Kate has a 17-year-old younger sister named Lottie Moss who recently signed with Storm Model Management. [Source]
6. She is immortal.
Artist Marc Quinn immortalized Kate in a life-sized 18-carat gold statue called "Siren" for the British Museum in 2008. It was later auctioned for $900,000. [Source]
7. She has OCD about jewelry.
Unlike our own Rachel Zoe, Kate refuses to mix silver and gold. [Source]
8. She rides horses on and off the runway.
Though the carousel ponies Kate rode during Louis Vuitton's Spring 2012 show were just pretend, the supermodel owns an Equestrian range in real life. [Source]
9. She wore something blue at her wedding.
Manolo Blahnik produced five versions of Kate's wedding shoes before getting them just right — and they featured a blue sole. [Source]