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Kate Moss: Style [Hardcover]

Angela Buttolph
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2 Oct 2008

Kate Moss is the greatest fashion icon of our time. Endlessly watchable, never predictable, always natural and utterly unpretentious, her sense of style is innate, instinctive and impeccable.

An international trendsetter with an influence more powerful than any fashion magazine, Kate is a one-woman style revolution; kicking off global trends with each new look.

Single-handedly redefining sophistication for a new generation; Kate has made wearing vintage cool, dressing for festivals a headlining act in itself, and looking sexily dishevelled a serious style statement.

Kate Moss: Style is a celebration of a unique life in fashion, exploring in-depth the evolution and impact of Kate's look.

Taking us inside the most famous wardrobe in the world, Angela Buttolph unravels the secret of Kate Moss's fashion formula by uncovering the stories behind her most iconic outfits; from the infamous sheer silver slip dress, to the much-coveted lemon yellow prom dress, and the rock chick pvc leggings.

With contributions from fashion designers, stylists, photographers, and vintage dealers, the biggest names in the fashion industry reveal how Kate chooses what she wears and why.


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  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Century (2 Oct 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184605429X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846054297
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 19 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 128,309 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Angela Buttolph has distilled the essence of the 'Kate effect' into a new book. Read and blindly follow" (Grazia)

"Just like the Croydon gal herself, this is seriously cool" (Closer)

"It is hard not to be drawn into the Moss magic. This book showcases her style at its finest hour. Page after page, the beautiful, glossy pictures of Moss shine, proving the true icon she really is, and probably always will be...I found it so enjoyable that, although I initially thought of it as a posh coffee table book with some great pictures, I ended up carting it around in my handbag and reading it on every Tube journey until it was finished. Kate Moss fans, fashionistas, and gossip girls alike will all enjoy this book, as it really spells out Kate's style formulas" (London Lite)

"Read about Kate's effect on our wardrobes. It'll be hard to put down" (Look)

"When this book hit the heat style desk, a rare thing happened, we were reduced to reverential silene for a good 20 minutes. Scanning through the photographs from Kate's childhood to the present day was such a visual treat that we would probably give this book five stars for the pictures alone. With quotes and reminiscences from Kate's friends and industry insiders, this thesis on style does give you a genuine window into the model's world. A must" (heat)

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A stylish celebration of Kate Moss's life in fashion

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover
I was given this book as a gift by a friend who is much more into fashion than I am. I LOVED the look of the book but was expecting it to be your typical coffee table book - lots of great pics, but give the text a miss! I was also expecting to feel a little intimidated by all the fashion talk that is all a bit foreign to me.

But, I read the whole book from cover to cover. And it was not only a great read, it has completely changed my outlook on clothes and shopping. There is something infectious about Kates love of clothes - not clothes for clothes sake, but textures and shapes and the way clothes make you feel.

The book doesn't set out to tell you how to dress like Kate, but it did a brilliant job of conveying the mind-set of Kate. And its one I plan to adopt!

I have just ordered another copy for a friend who I know will get as much out of it as I did. You just can't go wrong with this one.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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I thought this was going to be far more analytical about the elements of KM's style, but actually it's more of a biography - albeit one which is heavy on the clothes. Some of the articles that Buttolph wrote in promoting the book were more along the lines of assessing what are the centre-pieces of KM's dress-style, the `must-haves' that she continues to bring out and reinvent. But actually there was hardly any of this, and what there was was interspersed within the narrative.

This instead follows Kate's life from the now infamous early discovery at the age of 14 to the present. Some of the early photos are fascinating and certainly I had never seen them before. This then follows Kate through early career, the peak of super-stardom, and her moves into design and retailing since.

It is pretty heavy too on her relationships: Johnny Depp, Jefferson Hack, Pete Docherty and Jamie Hince - and, of course, the photos that accompany each man.

So not quite a glossy coffee-table tome, but not quite a biography either. The photos are beautiful as we would expect, but the many, many quotes from friends simply repeating the fact that KM has perfect and unexpected fashion sense wore a little thin by page 190...

I also expected Buttolph to be a bit more spiky in her assessments as she is in her journalism. Kate is perennially beautiful and of course is a classic fashion icon, but there are times when her style simply stagnates (trashy too-short hot-pants? The perpetual skinny jeans, rock tee and blazer with ballet flats/boots?) and Buttolph indicates this by calling it a `uniform' but maintains an almost hagiographical attitude all the same.

But overall this is a compelling retrospective of Kate over the last twenty years, and the photos and attitude they convey are inspirational.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent and inspiring 1 Oct 2008
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Excellent balance between text and pics with loads of facts and bits of interviews I have never read before as well as pictures never seen before to my knowledge.

The author did a really thorough job at finding out about Kate's style which is basically all about having an eye for things and integrating them to make them your own. And that's what great style is about.

Brilliant
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this book... 14 Oct 2008
Format:Hardcover
I loved this book... Fantastic photos galore as I had expected, but this book is far more than a glossy picture gallery. It gives a brilliant insight into Kate's universally admired and coveted personal style and sheds some light on the key players whose influence has helped to shape Kate Moss as a world style icon.

`Kate Moss: Style' is thoroughly researched, readable and inspirational. Buy this book!
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