In pictures: Kate Moss turns 40

As one of Britain's most prominent and wealthy supermodels, Kate Moss has spent more than half her life in the public eye.

Loading Comments

Since her discovery in JFK airport aged fourteen by the founder of Storm Model Management Sarah Doukas, she has proved instrumental in the success of many key trends over the last twenty years.

The words 'boho', 'grunge' and 'waif' can't be spoken without thinking of iconic images of Moss - the bedhead hair and layers of chiffon at Glastonbury. The 1992 Calvin Klein advert. The see-through slip dress at the Elite Model Agency Look of the Year party: all have cemented her place in fashion's illustrious hall of fame.

Perhaps the enduring appeal of Moss lies in the outfits and key pieces she adopts and which millions of women go on to replicate (furry coats, pirate-style boots and minimal structuring have all become mainstream thanks to Kate).

She is rumoured to be spending today, her fortieth birthday, on a private island owned by Richard Branson with celebrity friends including Peaches Geldof and Sadie Frost plus husband Jamie Hince.

Always enigmatic, rarely quoted and forever luminous - here's to another forty years of Kate Moss.


Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on Evening Times on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis. If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.


Have you got a story?

Contact the news desk on 0141 302 6520 or email
A weekly round up of social highlights

A weekly round up of social highlights

Cat's Eyes on Glasgow

SPOTY, Cinderella at the SECC and festive things to do.

Times Out



TV Advert
Gail’s Gab

Gail’s Gab

Gail Sheridan is a mother-of-one and wife to Tommy and she likes to get political with the hot topic of the week in her column Gail’s Gab.

Michelle McManus

Michelle McManus

Sussed in the City

What a year for’s a wonderful life!

Janice Bell

Janice Bell

You couldn’t make up half the stuff that happens to PA Janice Bell- some of the jams she gets herself into are worth a story or two.