(Getty) Kate Moss models for Mango
Kate Moss, one of the greatest supermodels and pop culture icons of the last 20 years, sat down with Vanity Fair for a rare interview in the magazine's December issue. Check out some of the best (and sweetest) bits here.
On being unphotogenic in real life: "I'm terrible at a snapshot. Terrible. I blink all the time. I've got facial Tourette's. Unless I'm working and in that zone, I'm not very good at pictures, really. On my wedding day, I'm like freaking out, obviously. 'You've got to give me a character,' [she told John Galliano]. And [Galliano] said, 'You have a secret—you are the last of the English roses. Hide under that veil. When he lifts it, he's going to see your wanton past!"
On having a nervous breakdown over her Calvin Klein campaign: "I had a nervous breakdown when I was 17 or 18, when I had to go and work with Marky Mark and Herb Ritts. It didn't feel like me at all. I felt really bad about straddling this buff guy. I didn't like it. I couldn't get out of bed for two weeks. I thought I was going to die. I went to the doctor, and he said, 'I'll give you some Valium,' and Francesca Sorrenti, thank God, said, 'You're not taking that.' It was just anxiety. Nobody takes care of you mentally. There's a massive pressure to do what you have to do. I was really little, and I was going to work with Steven Meisel. It was just really weird—a stretch limo coming to pick you up from work. I didn't like it. But it was work, and I had to do it."
On posing nude: "I see a 16-year-old now, and to ask her to take her clothes off would feel really weird. But they were like, if you don't do it, then we're not going to book you again. So I'd lock myself in the toilet and cry and then come out and do it. I never felt very comfortable about it. There's a lot of boobs. I hated my boobs! Because I was flat-chested. And I had a big mole on one."
On breaking up with Johnny Depp: "There's nobody that's ever really been able to take care of me. Johnny did for a bit. I believed what he said. Like if I said, 'What do I do?' he'd tell me. And that's what I missed when I left. I really lost that gauge of somebody I could trust. Nightmare. Years and years of crying. Oh, the tears!"
Oh Kate! We don't blame you! We'd cry for years over Johnny Depp too! Check out the rest of the sneak peek of Moss' Vanity Fair interview right here. And don't forget to pick up a December copy of Vanity Fair on newsstands later this month to read the whole thing!