In all our excitement over who’s appearing on the cover of which September issues, we totally forgot about out one major category: The men’s mags.
And those often turn out to the be the most interesting, because you can’t take off all your underwear and get vagazzled to the nines under the eye of Anna Wintour.
Kate Moss is the lucky girl given that treatment for Esquire’s September ‘Made in Britain’ issue. For her first cover shoot for a men’s monthly in 17 years, she was shot by Craig McDean wearing nothing but an open ringmaster jacket, ‘model’s own’ pout and some very, very meticulously placed jewelry. Swapping clothes for jewelry appears to be a burgeoning trend in Britain, and anything her younger contemporaries can do, Kate Moss can do nakeder. According to Esquire editor Alex Bilmes:
“Kate Moss is my generation’s embodiment of homegrown sex, glamour, hedonism and insouciant cool. She’s also a uniquely British figure, and for too long has been monopolised by women’s fashion magazines. So I am thrilled we’ve persuaded her to front our special issue dedicated to this country’s most stylish people and products… I really can’t imagine anyone better suited to the job.”
Kate Moss first covered Esquire as a 19-year-old in 1993. She’s also got a Playboy cover in the pipeline to celebrate turning 40 next January, but all this nakedness is making us question whether that’s still really necessary.
this is some kind of spaceship or something.