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Kate Moss and Nick Knight 1995 | The unseen video

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Our obsession with Kate Moss never seems to quit and I am pleased to show you this today. This amazing video of Kate Moss has just been released by The Nick Knight Studios. Their you tube channel caption on this video reads:

"Coinciding with our Kate Moss month on Tumblr, Nick Knight releases a fashion film that explores and unpicks society's obsession with images of celebrities and our voyeuristic tendencies when it comes to icons. The film was shot in 1995 during Knight's first ever session working with Moss, who was twenty years old at the time and fast becoming a worldwide star. It features footage from security cameras - a nod to the debate and controversy that surrounded surveillance culture at the time of filming - and presents Moss going about a normal day, from waking up to visiting a Madison Avenue studio to returning home. It is only as the film progresses that the viewer realizes he is watching Moss from a stalker's perspective in a sinister play on anonymity, fame and privacy. The work was edited at the time by friend and collaborator Jason Evans."

However, our eagle eyes spotted clips of another shoot at the 3 minute mark that was also shot by Nick Knight in 1994 with Kate Moss (we are a little confused on that but we pulled both editorials to be sure so looks like someone at the Nick Knight studio labeled the video incorrectly or there is more to the story that we don’t know or could not find. Perhaps both were originally shot in 94 and the second only picked up by Vogue in 95?). That 1994 editorial was called "Purple Haze” and appeared in the November issue of Vogue under Fashion Editor Camilla Nickerson.

The 1995 editorial, of which the video is primarily about, was called “Courrèges Edge,” and showed Kate Moss in clothes made using patterns from Vogue and Butterick. The shoot covered the latest resurgence of all things Sixties and shows an all-white, Courrèges-style theme while playing with Knight's vision of surveillance and celebrity. In the back of the magazine, Vogue readers were given the technical drawings of the patterns all “edited by Vogue”.

One other set of photos appear in the video and we are pretty sure they are from August 1995 Vogue editorial "Diamonds" but my team couldn't find any more information than that. We did pull and print the other two editorials for you (below). Both are typical gorgeous Kate in her glory but I have to say that having the video gives them a whole other dimension. Seeing her move in front of the camera is fabulous and there is a certain air of innocence that cannot be recaptured in any other time then these early, heady days of her career.

 

Kate Moss’ leather jacket is Vogue 9076; the nylon dress on the right is Butterick 4048

 

Vogue 9170, a coat dress pattern, is shown made up in white leather, and Butterick 3999, sold as a top, is made in silk and worn as a mini dress.

 

 

“How to light up the dance floor: with a jumpsuit that has all the shimmer of a disco ball.” Jumpsuit by Mark Eisen.

 

(L) “Diane von Furstenberg caused a sensation with her famous wrap dress in 1976. Marc Jacobs reinvents it with a nineties flare…” (R) “A curve-hugging tube dress is embroidered with gold sequins and paired with a gleaming patent belt and glossy leggings.” Betsey Johnson Dress, Repetto Leggings.

 

(L) “Saturday night fever — the combination of a radiant sequined tank, a shiny silver skirt, and brilliant blue eye shadow.” Liz Claiborne Collection Shirt, Gianni Versace Skirt. (R) “These boots, covered in slick pink patent leather, were definitely made for dancing. Continuing the vivid color scheme: a tiny A-line dress in bold purple.” Oscar de la Renta Dress.

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