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Kate Moss Pictured Before Supermodel Fame in New Photo Book

Famed photographer and then boyfriend Mario Sorrenti shot most of these images 30 years ago.

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“I remember sitting next to her and feeling like my heart was going to stop; her beauty overwhelmed me.”

For most, the person who evokes that sort of teenage love-at-first-sight declaration is long gone. For fashion photographer Mario Sorrenti, who’s responsible for this particular ode, that person is Kate Moss.

Almost 30 years after their first meeting, Sorrenti is releasing a new book of intimate portraits, some never before seen (many NSFW), of Moss before she was discovered and catapulted to supermodel status.

Kate Moss
Image via Phaidon
Kate Moss
Image via Phaidon
Kate Moss
Image via Phaidon

Called Kate, the tritone collection features 50 portraits and an introduction from Sorrenti, from which the quote was taken. According to the publisher Phaidon, it was these photographs that caught Calvin Klein’s eye and led to the whispery blockbuster Obsession campaign which launched the career of both artist and muse.

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