Kate Moss is an English model that became famous in the 1990's
due to a heroin chic fashion movement. Moss is known for her particularly
thin figure, and her role played in size zero fashion exhibitions.
Haunting her career would be allegations of heroin and cocaine
Moss is noted for her incredibly scrutinized personal life, very
high profile relationship disputes, and an incurable party lifestyle.
Moss's drug use is among one of the mostly hotly discussed aspects
of her life in general.
In the year 2007, TIME magazine named Kate Moss as one of the
100 most influential people in the entire world. In 2012, Forbes
placed Kate Moss second on the list of top-earning models, with
over $9.2 million dollars earned each year. Moss has been involved
in a number of other fields that aren't only fashion related,
including a clothing line and involvement in musical projects.
Despite her indisputable
success as a model, Moss has not been without some
serious vices. In fact, her constant battle with substances is
a major part in how much exposure she gets in the first place.
In September 2005 Moss was the subject of a Daily Mirror
story with insider photos that showed her snorting lines of a
white powder, presumably cocaine, during a Babyshambles recording
It was also reported that Moss snorted five lines of cocaine
in less than 40 minutes. It was claimed by Babyshamble's singer,
Pete Doherty, that James Mullord, his former manager, had sold
the photographs to the newspapers for more than 150 thousand pounds
and spent that money of heroin for himself.
Kate Moss and the "heroin chic" look
On September 20th in 2005, H&M dropped Moss as the feature
of their autumn clothes range campaign because of her drug use
allegations. Moss's contact with Chanel was not renewed, though
the company claimed that it had nothing to do with the alleged
drug use. Burberry also dropped Moss's contract, which prompted
Moss to issue an apology but not actually admit to taking the
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In November 2005, Moss ended her relationship with Doherty after
he checked himself out of the Meadows Clinic in Arizona, effectively
failing to complete a drug rehabilitation program. Moss had undergone
some unsuccessful rehabilitation treatment at the center there
herself, and claimed to have urged Doherty to go in order to seek
help for the same treatment issues that she herself had failed
to get adequate help for.
On January 2006, police
in London interviewed Moss after returning to Britain
and facing arrest for allegations of cocaine usage. Moss's lawyer
was present during the interview, but she made no admissions and
was never arrested due to the photos of her taking drugs not being
admissible evidence in English courts.
On June 16th in 2006, the British police fully dropped their
allegations of Moss's drug use due to a lack of evidence. Ultimately
Moss was cleared of all charges and resumed her modeling career,
though there has still been continued criticism of her character
due to the persistence of references to the 2005 and 2006 scandals.