>> In the March 2010 issue of Harper's Bazaar, Glenn O'Brien asks cover girl Kate Moss about her fashion design career. "Um . . . I'm not really a fashion designer," she retorts. "I just love clothes. I've never been to design school. I can't sketch. I can't cut patterns and things. I can shorten things. I can make a dress out of a scarf."
O'Brien responds, "Well, that's what lots of famous designers do. They find great old clothes in stores and copy them. Most designers today are really stylists. How many do you think can really sketch?" Kate replies, "Lee McQueen doesn't do that! [John] Galliano doesn't do that! There are lots of them who don't. Stella [McCartney] is a proper designer!"
Kate may not consider herself a designer, but she's got a clothing line with Topshop and a new handbag line with Longchamp — whose company's chief executive John Cassegrain is clearly thrilled with the outcome: "We have not really made a plan or a budget for Kate — but she is known worldwide, everybody likes her and she has already given us more visibility." And she's not done — she wants a jewelry collection, she tells the International Herald Tribune, “to get out my jewelry and say ‘this necklace’ and ‘this bracelet.”’
She continues: “Not shoes. I’ll leave that to the professional craftsmanship. And I wouldn’t do a sneaker — I would do a ballet pump. I bought sneakers thinking they would be good for working out in Ibiza, and I looked down and thought ‘That’s not my foot!”’ Kate says there's no "master plan" for her career, but you won't catch in a movie. “I couldn’t sit on set — sitting in a caravan for six months.”
Finally, all those rumors of moving to Paris aren't true — she would never live anywhere else. “I’m so British. I just like going home. I like the bus stops; I just do. I love the country. I like being able to get in my car and drive myself.”