The Kate Moss Documentary Is On Its Way (To France)

Kate Moss

There aren’t many people out there who can say they kicked off their 40th year on earth with a Playboy cover. I’m not going to say that there’s only one person who can make that claim, because I don’t know if that’s true, but I do imagine it’s a pretty exclusive group… and naturally, Kate Moss is part of it. I’m just going to go ahead and assume that Kate Moss is part of all exclusive groups by default.

January 16, 2014 will mark a milestone 40 years of Kate, more than half of which have been spent in the public eye. Since 1990, the press has seen the model through everything from serious scandals and high-profile relationships to motherhood, and now, her story is being immortalized in an exclusive documentary from French television channel Paris Première. According to Vogue Paris, “Looking for Kate” will examine “some of the darker aspects of the woman whose face is known all over the world, but whose story remains shrouded in mystery.” Mystery! Drama! Intrigue!

Kate is an icon, for sure, but she hasn’t always had an easy go of navigating stardom. The media was scandalized by the infamous “Cokate” incident, but just a year following the potentially career-ending Daily Mail cover, Moss booked 18 massive modeling contracts for the coming season. It’s a story at once impressive, starkly human, and, well, mysterious, and it’s sure to make interesting film fodder.

“Looking for Kate” will feature interviews and first-person insight from friends and collaborators of Kate, including designer Isabel Marant and photographers Paolo Roversi and Peter Lindbergh. This is the type of television that would have me glued to my couch on the evening on Sunday, January 12, but like all good things, it’s unclear how long it will be before the film is available to the American audience. Does anyone have a friend in France who might be willing to do me a bit of a favor? [Fashionista]

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