These fashion magazines don't half take the piss sometimes. Look at Vanity Fair; it names Kate Moss as the World's Best Dressed Woman and then sticks her on the cover looking like a homeless Russian orphan after too much red wine.
But, whatever genuinely odd get-up Vanity Fair has decided to throw on Kate Moss, it doesn't hide the fact that the magazine has named Kate Moss as the Best Dressed Woman of 2006. Being told she wears some nice clothes sometimes has topped an apparently remarkable comeback year for Kate Moss, which has mainly involved doing adverts for mobile phones and not having sex with the dirty Libertine in public any more.
Kate Moss, for all her recent troubles with the law, owns some clothes that are quite nice. That's becoming increasingly clear, since she was named last year's best dressed woman and she's been named the most stylish British woman ever by some rubbish magazine or other and now the best dressed woman of the year by Vanity Fair too.
Also on the Vanity Fair best dressed list were George Clooney, Oprah Winfrey, Renee Zellweger, Gwen Stefani, Condoleezza Rice, Sofia Coppola and Prince William, none of which strike us as being particularly well-dressed but what the hell do we know. Usually at this point in a story there'd be a quote by the Vanity Fair editor explaining why Kate Moss is the world's best dressed person, but that's probably quite explanatory. She has some clothes that look quite nice on her, that's why.
Apart from just having her wardrobe approved, being named the Best Dressed Woman by Vanity Fair has a greater significance for Kate Moss. Around a year ago, Kate Moss was arrested for being the only model to ever take drugs ever, and the Vanity Fair cover marks the pinnacle of her comeback. It's been a long road, though – Kate has had to dump Pete Doherty, do a lesbian dance with Lindsay Lohan, think about writing a book about herself and chop off her hair and give it to a boy to get back to where she is.
But now Kate Moss is back where she belongs – on the cover of some idiot magazine dressed like Cruella Deville's impoverished vegan sister so that people can say nice things about the clothes that she sometimes wears. Phew, thank God for that!
[story by Stuart Heritage]