Obviously anyone working in the modeling industry has to blessed with good genes in the first place—but for reals, Bettys. These vintage pics of a tender young Kate Moss might be proof that she hasn’t aged in decades. Or maybe even that she sprang forth from the womb fully formed and ready to go.
Line Magazine’s beauty editor, legendary makeup artist Francesca Tolot, recently unearthed a veritable treasure trove of behind-the-scene photos from the many iconic shoots she’s worked on over the years. Among them are these outtakes from a mid-‘90s Vogue editorial shot by Herb Ritts and featuring Kate Moss, Amber Valletta, and Bridget Hall. Kate would have been in her late teens or very early 20s at the time.
What was Young Kate like? According to Tolot, “fun, funny, full of life, confident, entertaining, and very professional.” The makeup artist continued:
“She had gorgeous skin and I loved her freckles. I didn’t have to use much makeup! She was like sunshine, and very refreshing to work with. On this particular shoot she was enjoying her freedom on the beach. She was authentic and comfortable with herself. She did not have to impersonate, pose, or overdo anything, Modeling came very naturally for her. I knew the moment we began shooting that Kate had all the characteristic to become the icon she is today.”
For the curious, here’s a comparison of Kate then vs. now in Stuart Weitzman’s spring 2013 campaign:
For more behind-the-scenes shots (including a few NSFW topless ones—this is Kate Moss we’re talking about, after all) and the full interview with Tolot, head on over to Line’s website.
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s senior editor.