W magazine’s new March issue is a dedication to powerful women, as the cover features Taraji P Henson, Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Chastain, Kate Moss and Donatella Versace. One of the standouts from the edition is a shoot and coinciding interview with now 43-year-old veteran model, Kate Moss.
Photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Moss chose to go completely nude for her portion of the shoot, undoubtedly looking as flawless as ever.
Much like the rest of the women featured in the issue, Moss in turn discussed with the publication how to stay on top in male-dominated professions, in addition to delving into her beginnings in the modeling industry, among other topics as well.
“My mum said, ‘I don’t think you’re that photogenic!’” Moss disclosed. “From the beginning, photographers always got me to take my clothes off, even though I don’t like my body at all. I just had to get comfortable with being naked.”
She then went on to speak about photography while modeling, saying “I want to please the person behind the camera. I’m a hard worker. And I like the process of creating an image.”
For some additional excerpts from Moss’ sit-down with W, see underneath, then follow on over to the magazine’s website to catch the entire interview.
When you were starting out, what was your typical outfit for go-sees?
I had a leather pair of hipster trousers, an angora jumper, and a pair of Katharine Hamnett boots. The jumper was brown—like an orangutan.
When you were young, who did you have a crush on?
Johnny Depp! [Moss dated Depp for four years.] No. No. When I was growing up, I had a crush on Rob Lowe. I had a poster of him on my wall.
Where was your first kiss?
At a school disco, with a guy called Liam. It was good; we were slow-dancing to “Careless Whisper,” by George Michael.
Did your supermodel friends ever give you advice?
Yes. They’d say, “Kate, you don’t have to go to rehearsal for the show—come with us for dinner!” They were so naughty. They got me in trouble.