© Estate of Corinne Day / Commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery, London / trunkarchive.com
by Corinne Day
bromide print, 2006
59 1/2 in. x 51 3/8 in. (1510 mm x 1305 mm)
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This portrait was commissioned to coincide with the launch of the National Portrait Gallery exhibition Face of Fashion (2007) which featured the work of Corinne Day. Of making the photograph she said 'I suggested to Kate that we have a conversation about a serious subject. The subject she chose to talk about revealed her true feelings and in turn defined her character.'
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- 100 Photographs, 2018, p. 137 Read entry
Talent-spotted at the age of fourteen, Kate Moss (b.1974) first appeared on the cover of The Face magazine in 1990, photographed by Corinne Day (1965-2010). Moss has subsequently appeared on over 300 magazine covers and continues to be one of the most highly sought-after models in the fashion industry. Self-taught photographer and former model Day was commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery to photograph her long-term friend. Moss talked candidly during the shoot, which took place over one day, and the resulting portrait shows Moss relaxed before the camera.
- Various contributors, National Portrait Gallery: A Portrait of Britain, 2014, p. 265