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Kate Moss's Biography

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For many years the face of Calvin Klein, Kate Moss was born on 16th January 1974 and attended Riddlesdown High School in Croydon.

When she was just 14, Kate Moss was spotted by Sarah Doukas of Storm model agency, and Moss started getting modelling jobs for teen magazines.

Kate Moss dated Johnny Depp for a few years. In November 1998, their break-up was partly behind her checking into London's Priory Clinic, suffering from exhaustion.

Kate Moss has a daughter, Lila Grace, born in September 2002. In March 2004 Kate Moss split up from Lila's father, Dazed & Confused editor Jefferson Hack.

Kate Moss has had an on / off relationship with Pete Doherty.

In 2005 photographs in the Daily Mirror showed Kate Moss apparently snorting cocaine in Pete Doherty's company. Charges were not pressed because police could not prove what substance it was.

Soon after the photos appeared, companies like Burberry, Roberto Cavalli, Rimmel and H&M dropped their association with Kate Moss, but just nine months later Moss seemed to be re-entering the fold, becoming the focus of Burberry's autumn / winter campaign as well as securing contracts with Nikon, Calvin Klein, and Virgin Mobile.

A transcript from a Tea Council webcast with Kate Moss shows that she supports Chelsea FC; believes in reading tea leaves; likes fashion label Leulla Bartley; photographers Mario Testino, Jurgen Teller and David Simms; Japanese food, Lucien Freud; fashion designers John Galliano and Alexander McQueen; penguins; and the Mark Jacobs Jeans look.

In an article in the Telegraph, Alexandra Shulman, the editor of Vogue, explained the appeal of Kate Moss and wrote: "I can't think of another model who I would have felt so confident in putting on the cover in such an austere outfit."

In September 2006, Kate Moss was contracted by Top Shop to design a range of clothes and the BBC reported high anticipation from the general public on the eve of the 1 May 2007 launch.

Kate Moss came fourth in Glamour's list of best dressed women in 2007.

In April 2009, Kate Moss launched Topshop in New York.

In February 2011, Kate Moss and Jamie Hince got engaged.

In July 2011, roads were closed in the Cotswolds to accommodate their wedding.

In September 2016, Kate Moss revealed that she was launching her own model agency.

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