Phaidon Press is publishing a book of never-before-seen photographs of Kate Moss from the 1990s. The book entitled “Kate” is a compilation of photographs shot by the model's ex-boyfriend and now, renowned photographer, Mario Sorrenti.
In the book’s introduction, Sorrenti details the moment he’d first met Moss in 1991: “I remember sitting next to her and feeling like my heart was going to stop […] Her beauty overwhelmed me.” Sorrenti captured Moss in her day-to-day; from her sleeping, showering, reading, and smoking. Bare-faced and either half-dressed or in the nude, these photos of Moss soon got the attention of Calvin Klein and commissioned him for their “Obsession” campaign. Shortly after, the pair became superstars of the fashion industry.
The luxuriously packaged photo book is a collection of fifty intimate photographs from 1993. The selection of photos is mostly of Kate prior to earning her supermodel status. Sorrenti and Moss were just a pair of young lovers, one with a knack for photography, and the other who was outrageously photogenic and often served as his muse.
After shooting for Calvin Klein's campaign, Sorrenti went on to publish his work in various fashion magazines including Vogue, i-D, W, and Harper's Bazaar. He's also shot for brands like Dior, Lancôme, Benetton, and many others.
Phaidon Press is a global publisher of books on art, photography, design, fashion, travel and contemporary culture. "Kate" is now available for $100 on the Phaidon website.
Images courtesy of Phaidon Press. All photos by Mario Sorrenti.