Being close friends with some of the art world’s greatests — Marc Quinn, Gary Hume, and Lucian Freud, to name a few — couldn’t keep the Kate Moss exhibit in Paris at Les Arts Décoratifs alive. The exhibit, which was to be called “Kate Moss Myth” and feature photos of the model spanning the past two decades, has been cancelled due to a lack of sponsorship.
The exhibit was postponed back in November, but now has been officially cancelled. “Cultural patronage is not a priority for companies,” a Les Arts Décoratifs representative told WWD. The funds simply aren’t there.
The museum is known for its focus on fashion, with past exhibits revolving around Balenciaga, Madeleine Vionnet and Christian Lacroix, among others. It seems a Kate Moss exhibition would have been a perfect fit for the museum, but it Kate — and us — will have to wait to see her face plastered on the walls of art’s temple.