The Greatest British icon? Classic Kate Moss image auctions at Bonhams



Just over a year after the untimely death of British fashion photographer, Corinne Day (1962-2010), one of her most iconic images of Kate Moss is to be sold at Bonhams, New Bond Street, as part of its Photographs Sale on November 17.

The image was taken for the February 1991 issue of The Face magazine for a feature called Heaven is Real. The photograph on offer is a rare vintage print and has attracted a pre-sale estimate of £1,000-1,500.

Day is renowned for her original and unique fashion and documentary photography.


 Kate Moss, photographed by Corinne Day in February 1991

In August 2010, after her death, journalist Belinda White wrote in UK newspaper The Daily Telegraph: "Corinne Day opened the door for a whole new generation of photographers, designers, models and stylists who suddenly saw that the fashion industry didn't have to be this exclusive club for the privileged and perfect."

A retrospective of Day's work is being unveiled today (September 1) in London to coincide with the launch of London Fashion week.

Not surprisingly, Moss's appearance at Bonhams in only the latest in a long line of appearances at the world's top auction houses.

Moss's autographs remain very sought-after among collectors - and the more iconic they are the better.

Like this signed shot from one of her iconic early photoshoots for Calvin Klein. Autographed images like these can command prices in the region of £200.

Since her discovery by Storm Model Management while aged 14, Kate Moss has blossomed into a fully-fledged British icon, the Twiggy of her day.

Having graced hundreds of magazine covers, Moss's legacy - and the growing values of her collectibles - will likely outlast us all.

Watch this space for all the latest news on Kate Moss's autographs and memorabilia.


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