Kate Moss talks about her Calvin Klein Obsession ads

The supermodel reminisced about working with Calvin Klein and then-boyfriend, photographer Mario Sorrenti

By Liz Bautista | Published: 28 May 2015

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Photo: Calvin Klein

Kate Moss is usually reluctant to give interviews, but apparently (like Kristen Stewart) she's okay with interviews done by her friends. In a series of chats with her pal and photographer Nick Knight, the 41-year-old supermodel candidly talks about the '90s, specifically her iconic Calvin Klein Obsession campaigns that were shot by her then-boyfriend, Italian photographer Mario Sorrenti.

"Calvin saw Mario's book and it was all pictures of me on holiday, and he was like, 'Great, I can see it's an obsession,' and he saw it, and it was obsession," Kate says. And Mario clearly was obsessed with his then 17-year-old girlfriend. "I would wake up in the morning and he would be, like, taking pictures of me, and I’d be like, 'F**k off,'" the model reminisces about her 10-day shoot in a deserted shack on the beach for the original Calvin Klein Obsession ads. But who can blame the photographer when in front of him was the world's most photogenic human being?

Kate had a tough time mixing her work with her personal life, and the two broke up soon after. At the same time, maybe their relationship was why the photos became so iconic. There was something personal, raw and real in the images, which we rarely see in campaigns these days.

Watch the full interview here:

Related: Cara Delevingne and Kate Moss give us a sneak peek at their Mango campaign


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