Over the course of her career, Kate Moss has always been notoriously reticent when it comes to interviews, at one point even going as far to describe them as "bad for my health" in a sit-down with Vogue back in 2010. So, when Britain's true Queen does decide to talk, you can bet she's always going to have something worthwhile to say.
In a new long-read conducted by Business of Fashion, Moss takes time out from her no doubt hectic schedule on the Greek Island of Hydra to talk about her new talent agency before taking a retrospective look at her career.
On leaving Storm Models and establishing Kate Moss Agency:
I felt like I wanted to do things that were more than modelling. It didn’t matter how much we would try and do it together with them, I was always going to be the little Kate that they’ve known since I was 14. It was like leaving home. I had to leave, and they were very understanding about it. They were like, ‘Yeah you’ve got to go now, we’ve done as much as we can do.’ I wanted to spread my wings.
The supermodel-turned-entrepreneur then explained her multi-faceted approach to running the agency:
It’s a dream! It’s so weird. You know that film ‘Gia’? Faye Dunaway plays the agent. I could so do that! But I want to focus more on managing people’s careers than just [running] a modelling agency. I don’t really want pretty people, I want people that want to sing and dance and act — I want to create stars.
She also spoke of her early days and how it was working with alongside the likes of Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington and Linda Evangelista for John Galliano:
Before a show, I’d ask, ‘Who am I, who am I?' He’d [Galliano] give me a persona and say, ‘You are a girl from Croydon who has never had sex and is gagging for it and loads of sailors have just come into town and you’ve had a shot of tequila,’ and he would be like, ‘and gooooo!’ and push you out. That was so exciting, It was brilliant!
Moss then talked of her relationship with younger models, particularly Cara Delavigne:
There are all these young kids and when Cara [Delevingne] came to me she wasn’t well and I was like, ‘Babe, I am going to take you to a doctor,’ you know, because I’ve been there. I’ve got a maternal side and I’d like to take care of them and nurture them so they grow to their full capacity in anything they’d like to do, instead of being used up and tossed out, because I think that can happen a lot with things working so quickly.