WWD: How do you think Kate Moss would react to your book?
Katherine Kendall: I think Kate would like it. I see it as a tribute to her. And I think it just confirms her malleability and her longevity and paints an accurate picture.
WWD: What about Moss really intrigued you?
K.K.: I think [when Moss came on the scene in 1992] she represented so much more than just a pretty face. She reflects a lot of the cultural changes that were going on. On the one hand of the spectrum, we had these super-duper models and they were just living goddesses. And it’s not that Kate Moss is not beautiful, the counterpoint to the most beautiful women in the world, but she’s not standard.
WWD: Do you consider her an aesthetic ideal?
K.K.: I don’t think I am saying Kate Moss is an ideal or she is what the whole idea of perfection is. I think of it more sociologically. You know, I myself am a very curvy person. I never sat down and was like, “Oh yes, she’s the perfect; she’s the ideal.” On the contrary, it’s like, she’s got crooked legs and crooked teeth and so I’m not going to walk around saying, “I think crooked legs are the ideal.” What Kate Moss is all about is style.