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Kate to star in portrait exhibition

08 November 2006, Metro

Kate Moss continues her never-ending return to the top of the celebrity ladder by fronting a new exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery called, "the Face of Fashion".

The exhibition will be on display from next February, exhibiting nine photographs of the supermodel by legendary photographers which include, Corrine Day, Mert Allas & Marcus Piggott and Mario Sorrenti.

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Perhaps the highlight of the show will be the photo's by Corrine Day.

Day, helped Moss rise to fame in the early nineties, through a string of grungy photoshoots for the Face magazine. Together the pair are largely credited for the rise of "heroin chic".

The most controversial shot on display will be Day's 1993 shoot of Moss for Vogue. The picture shows the young budding model wearing nothing more than a tiny pair of knickers, surrounded by fair lights. At the time the picture was branded paedophilic.

The exhibition is just the latest feather in Kate Moss' cap since her return from the cocaine scandal.

Following the controversy, the model has landed over a dozen fashion campaigns and she was also named Model of the Year at last week's British Fashion Awards.

Other stars on display at the exhibition include, Sharon Stone, Drew Barrymore, Natalie Portman and Uma Thurman.

A spokesman for the NPG said: "This exhibition will look at work of photographers of magazine fashion shoots and the role of the model in portraiture."

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