Kate Moss (born January 16, 1974), is an English model who has appeared on over 300 magazine covers. She is known for her tiny frame, uncommon modeling height for a fashion model, and appearing in many advertising campaigns. She is also notorious for her high-profile relationships and party lifestyle. She came 2nd on the Forbes top 15 richest supermodels list, estimated to earn £9m in one year.
British tabloids and the paparazzi, particularly the Daily Mirror, have long claimed that Moss habitually used cocaine. In interviews Moss dismissed these claims as ridiculous, and the Sunday Mirror was sued successfully by Moss for claiming that she had slipped into a coma after taking large amounts of cocaine in Spain in the 1990s.
On 15 September 2005, London's Daily Mirror ran front page and inside photos that seemed to show Moss snorting several lines of cocaine at a Babyshambles recording session. It was also reported that Moss snorted five lines in 40 minutes.It has been alleged by Babyshambles' singer Pete Doherty that James Mullord, his former manager, sold the photos to the newspaper for more than £150,000.Within a short time of publication, Moss lost major modeling contracts with several international companies.
On 20 September 2005, the Swedish fashion retailer H&M, which intended to feature her in a campaign of their autumn clothes range designed by Moss's good friend Stella McCartney, announced instead that it was dropping Moss after the drug allegations.The contract was reportedly worth £4 million a year.A day later, Chanel announced that it would not be renewing its contract with Moss, which was set to expire in that October, although the company said that its decision had nothing to do with the drug scandal. Burberry also decided to drop Moss's campaign with them.Moss quickly issued an apology though she stopped short of admitting drug use. "I take full responsibility for my actions.