Kate Moss Covers Harper’s Bazaar in Alexander McQueen


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Kate Moss in Alexander McQueen on one of the May covers of Harper’s Bazaar U.K.

The May issue of Harper's Bazaar U.K. is serving up twice the Moss and twice the McQueen ... with a twist.

Supermodel Kate Moss stars on two covers for the magazine's latest issue, evoking the past in the ethereal, ruffled organza gown she famously wore as a hologram in the late Alexander McQueen's Fall/Winter 2006 "Widows of Culloden" show in one, while referencing the future of the label with a high-neck white gown designed by new McQueen creative director Sarah Burton on the other.

McQueen, who committed suicide in February 2010, is undoubtedly the star of the issue, which pays tribute to his legacy with a fashion spread starring his friends Daphne Guinness and Annabelle Neilson, who model his iconic designs alongside Moss.

"He gave women power, while letting them be fragile and vulnerable at the same time," muses Moss. "People always used to say he was a misogynist, but it took me a while to realize that he was actually empowering women and not the other way around.

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  Moss in a Sarah Burton-designed Alexander McQueen on Harper’s Bazaar U.K.

"There’s never ever going to be anybody like him. His was the most exciting show to see ever, even if you weren’t there. I would hear about it on the phone and hear Lee and hear everyone. There was so much tension, but we had the best laughs. He was a dear friend of mine. I miss him terribly."

The magazine notes that featuring a white gown from Burton—rumored to be the favorite to design Kate Middleton's wedding gown—for its "Fashion Royalty" issue is pure coincidence.

"When we shot the story we had no idea Sarah Burton would emerge as a front-runner for making ‘the other Kate’s’ wedding dress," says editor Lucy Yeomans.

There's no turning back, Kate!

For more, visit Harper's Bazaar U.K. online and pick up the May issue, out now.


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