Maybe grunge fashion isn’t for everyone but Kate Moss is and will continue to be the inspiration of the century and the goth grunge goddess of the 90s. She represented everything that was ever good in the 90s, weather you like it or not. Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid can’t reproduce the Kate Moss 90s grunge essence because she honed it from within- born and raised in East London, a misfit at first clashing with the model standards, had Jonny Depp and rock stars as a boyfriend… the list is as long as her eternal career as a fashion star, party animal and trend setter. Even if you didn’t like grunge, you changed forever because of Kate Moss… is this you? After these iconic Kate Moss photos we are sure it will be:
Bleached blonde and smoking
90s grunge was a period when boundaries were merged, taboos were broken and women who exposed their rough side were considered beautiful. Kate Moss looks so good smoking that it makes you forget about the anti-smoking rhetoric of the 21st century. Smoking was cool. Period.
Fur, ankle boots and ‘That’s My Bitch’
90s grunge was all about getting up and personal with sexuality without you looking like a whore, kind of like in the 60s and 70s– groupies and orgies were in and sex is a symbol of self expression and individuality. In fashion this meant that you through on whatever rug you found in your closet and looked hot regardless.
White Tee With Nipples Showing, Mom Jeans and a Leather Jacket
Literally the grunge uniform of the 90s. Androgyny and dressing in your boyfriend’s clothes was considered the coolest thing ever. Small breasts were a gods gift, big boobs were vulgar. Summer or winter you live all round with a leather jacket and mens boots. All because of Kate Moss.
A weirdo with sexy lingerie
The 90s was probably the first time that women posed as freaks and weirdos in lingerie, not trying to strike a sexual pose that appeals to men. Kate Moss was the boss that dictated this new trend including showing off your small tities in sexy lingerie.
A girl disguised as a boy
Just like the obsession with big boobs and perfect bodies was over, so was the obsession with make up- 90s were the years where you only wore make up if you were a goth. From beauty products, gel was pretty huge- both for women and men who were obsessed with the wet and uncombed hair look, introduced by Kate Moss.
The anti-glamour glamour look
Last but not least, Kate moss was a champion for down-dressing at parties and still looking irresistibly sexy. This grunge look is pretty easy to copy- tiny dress paired with a huge jacket- was replicated endlessly, even in the Sex and The City episode where Carrie wears the ‘naked dress’ and big fur jacket and ends up sleeping with Mr. Big. Surprised?