Kate Moss was in Barcelona last night for the 4th annual Mango Fashion Awards at the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya. Venezuelan-American designer Carolina Herrera was chairperson of the 2012 awards, which honor up-and-coming designers. Kate, Mango founder Isak Andic, and writer Derek Blasberg are among the judges. Derek apparently spent some time with Kate away from their work on the deciding committee. He tweeted yesterday, "Now I know why Kate Moss likes Barcelona. Everyone smokes. Everywhere." Kate, Derek, Carolina, and company ended up presenting Thai designer Wisharawish Akarasantisook with the top prize of nearly $400,000. Kate spoke about her work and career to commemorate the occasion. Kate said:
- On her fashion guardian angel: "I suppose it would have to be my agent. I'm still with them after a very long time. They discovered me and they were always there."
- On being referred to as a fashion icon all the time: "I don't really think about it. I couldn't. If I thought about it then I wouldn't be able to get dressed in the morning. I just wear what I feel like wearing."
- On the designer she thinks best embodies creativity: "Galliano's shows. Always. They were like magic. They were like theater."
- On how she'll celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee: "A country fair I think. Country fair jubilee, a bit of bunting!"