Kate Moss on the cover of L’Officiel Spain’s first issue. Photo: L’Officiel Spain/Facebook
When launching a new magazine — or anything for that matter — it’s important to make a big splash. So for the premiere Spanish edition of L’Officiel, a France-based publication, the editors obviously knew this to be true, and dedicated their first edition to Kate Moss. But unfortunately, the bookers couldn’t get Kate Moss circa 2015, so they dug deep into the photo archives — like way, way back.
Instead of syndicating a photo from any one of the many famous fashion shoots she’s done throughout her storied career, lensed by equally prolific photographers including Patrick Demarchelier and Mario Testino, the mag chose to publish the model’s high school yearbook photo, at least according to Fashionista’s A-plus Internet snooping. The now 41-year-old wears a cardigan with a collared shirt and white tie accessorized with a tie clip. Her hair is long and naturally curly with big ‘80s-style poofed-up bangs. L’Officiel does promise “fashion of the season” within its pages, so ignore the throwback uniform.
The theme for the issue is #Katethegreat, with features on Katharine Graham, the Washington Post publisher who oversaw the newspaper’s Watergate coverage, Catherine Deneuve (a stretch there with the C), Katherine Corleone (my best guess is the character from the Godfather), Katherine Johnson, physicist and NASA engineer, Katherine Anne Porter, a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, and Tilda Swinton, whose real name — fun fact! — is actually Katherine Mathilda “Tilda” Swinton of Kimmerghame.
Fingers crossed for a headshot of Katherine Mathilda of Kimmerghame before she became Tilda as well.