We've discovered never-before-seen photos of Kate Moss and they are amazing

The portraits show the supermodel ahead of her rise of fame
We've discovered never-before-seen photos of Kate Moss and they are amazing

Over the past 30 years, Kate Moss has become one of the most recognisable and iconic faces in contemporary fashion and culture – and yet the star has still managed to remain elusive, mysterious and desirable. 
So Grazia relished the chance to view an intimate collection of 50 never-before-published photographs of the supermodel, when she was a young woman on the brink of international stardom. 
In Kate, the published portraits are taken by her then-boyfriend, Italian photographer Mario Sorrenti. He also pens a short, introductory text explaining how the two met during a modelling job in London in 1991.

“I remember sitting next to her and feeling like my heart was going to stop; her beauty overwhelmed me,” he writes of the experience. The two fell in love and spent the next two years together, travelling and collaborating on photographs. Kate became his muse, and Mario captured intimate shots of her on trips to the beach or at her home in London.
Talking about her lengthy career, Mario went on to say, “She turned from a gorgeous kid into a beautiful woman, but it’s much more than that, she can embody and become anything. You know, she has this strange depth, I don’t know how to explain it, but when you photograph her, you don’t just get her, the model, you get something that goes further, beyond.
In 1993, Calvin Klein was so struck with Mario’s photos that they became the reference for the Obsession perfume campaign, transforming both of their careers in the process. Pretty amazing, no? And in addition to Calvin Klein, Kate, now 44, went on to appear in ad campaigns for brands including Chanel, Burberry, Dior and Alexander McQueen. 

In Grazia’s eyes, Kate Moss will forever be a contemporary British icon held dear in our hearts, and we think you'd be foolish to not add this stunning edition to your coffee table this month. 
Kate by Mario Sorrenti, published by Phaidon, is out now
Photos: © Mario Sorrenti