Today is Kate Moss' 41st birthday. And, while the last great supermodel (sorry, Gisele) is known for many things — her iconic face, her Sphinx-like silence punctuated by controversial quotes
, the partying that's made her a tabloid dream — our very favorite Kate is the one that's been a genuine style icon for the past 25 years.
Kate Moss is, quite simply, amazing at wearing clothes, and what she wears almost inevitably becomes a part of our wardrobes. One paparazzi photo of Kate in a yellow chiffon dress was enough to start a cottage industry of knockoffs. A pic of her in muddy wellington boots singlehandedly revived a heritage brand.
And, while we may now consider things like ballet flats and skinny jeans as everyday staples, these items' places in our wardrobes can be traced back to — you guessed it — La Moss, and how damn well she wore them.
So today, we pay tribute to the woman who invented model-off-duty style. Here's to many more years of inspiration.