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la belle mlle moss, as told by mme roitfeld

>> As if those beautiful covers weren't enough, Fashion Week Daily, has spilled even more beans on that December issue of Vogue Paris we've all been panting after.  And they got the lovely Mme Carine Roitfeld, editor of Vogue Paris, to do the spilling: 

Roitfeld, in an interview from Los Angeles, said that her Dec. issue, which hits newsstands in the next week and was shot entirely in New York, was originally planned as four covers. The catch? “David Sims, Craig McDean, Mario Sorrenti, and Mario Testino were each supposed to shoot one cover and do a story with Kate inside,” she said. “But Kate basically disappeared for a month after only Craig had shot her, so we had to go with four of his shots.” In fact, had the project gone forward as planned, the McDean shot that would have actually achieved cover status would’ve been the one that featured Moss in the Dior Homme jacket and Superfine jeans.

As a result of having to check into rehab, the issue... was altered slightly. Roitfeld also noted several changes that occurred as a result. One story, for example, had Moss in all spring 2006 clothing that she herself chose and would wear out and about, whether to a black-tie or to the park. The Vogue team wanted to play off of the fact that women everywhere emulate Moss’s style, and through this story, these women would be able to get an advanced look at Moss’ spring style. “Kate is not a model for me; she’s an icon,” Roitfeld admitted. “She’s like the new Marilyn Monroe.” A planned story incorporating two of Moss’ favorite artists, Dinos and Jake Chapman, did make it into the issue.

Secondly, the decision was made not to give Moss top billing this time—unlike past editors like Sofia Coppola and Catherine Deneuve. Instead, she will be listed as a “special guest editor.”

And thirdly, in lieu of Moss’ photo on the editor’s letter page, Roitfeld dutifully stepped in after the supermodel was unavailable, posing in a custom-made shirt by Ricardo Tisci with the word “Kate” emblazoned across the chest. “It was the best I could do,” Roitfeld offered. As for the post-rehab photo that Moss gave the magazine to use, Roitfeld describes it as a “Thelma & Louise photo…in a convertible with the wind in her hair.”

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