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Kate Moss Takes Top Honor at British Fashion Awards

by Jennifer McCullum
Jennifer McCullum has covered fashion and beauty for publications including Harper’s Bazaar, C Social Front, and San Francisco Magazine. She is currently the public relations and social media coordinator at the Academy of Art University School of Fashion in San Francisco.

 Photo caption and credit:  Kate Moss at the 2013 British Fashion Awards in London. Photo courtesy Getty Images.


Photo caption and credit: Kate Moss at the 2013 British Fashion Awards in London. Photo courtesy Getty Images.

Earlier this month all eyes turned to London for the UK’s biggest style event outside of Fashion Week. For more than 30 years, the British Fashion Awards have celebrated those who have made significant contributions to the world of British design. Past award recipients have included designers Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, and John Galliano.

This year, Christopher Kane took home the coveted honor of “Designer of the Year,” but one of the evening’s highest accolades was given to supermodel, Kate Moss. The “Special Recognition Award” is a celebration of Moss’s 25-year career in the industry and her continued influence in fashion. The year 2013 was quite the year for the ‘90’s “It” girl, who singlehandedly launched that decade’s “heroin chic” aesthetic. In addition to joining British Vogue’s masthead as a contributing fashion editor, Moss, at 40 years old, landed the cover of Playboy’s 60th anniversary issue!

Working the BFA red carpet, Moss looked every bit the supermodel in a McQueen leather dress. The evening was capped off with presenter Marc Jacobs’s declaration: “While England might have two Kates; in my heart there is only one–the one, the only–Kate Moss.”





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