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  • 16 January 2014, 12:14

Kate Moss: Fashion Icon Marks 40th Birthday

Kate Moss's hugely successful career has spanned 25 years, her remarkable influence and relevance still unwavering.

Her work ethic has seen her front campaigns for the world's most esteemed fashion houses, collaborate with fashion's most iconic photographers and more recently, become a designer for Topshop and contributing fashion editor of British Vogue.

Over the years Kate has revolutionised fashion.

A continual inspiration to designers, photographers and artists she has become nothing less than iconic.

From humble Croydon beginnings, Kate was discovered in New York by Storm Model's Sarah Doukas in 1988, a time when the glamorous supermodel aesthetic ruled.

Her fearless attitude, inherent charm and unconventional beauty were captured in a set of photos by Corinne Day - it is these photos that encapsulated the zeitgeist of a new decade, confirming Kate Moss as the new darling of the fashion industry.

Thirty four British Vogue covers later and she has not slowed down.

Her beauty, spontaneity and style are still the subject of enduring attention, most recently with an accolade at the 2013 British Fashion Awards.

Now it is her 40th birthday and celebrate she will, but birthdays also serve as a reminder of who you are and those you love, giving you a chance to look back at the year's accomplishments.

If the past year is anything to go by, and the old adage "Life Begins at 40" is true, then the next decade will only further cement Kate's status and influence as a global but very British fashion icon!

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