We love celebrity friendships!!!
Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss have shared a beautiful friendship for the past 25 years, and now, on the occasion of Mossy's 40th birthday, Naomi has written a sweet homage to her close friend of the past two and a half decades.
She shares a lot, while also keeping some things to herself, and it's really quite endearing to read about these two supermodels' enduring companionship from Naomi herself!
These two were meant to be!
Read on for some fun deets!
Naomi recalls her first ever meeting with her fellow British model, saying:
"I first met Kate Moss in Los Angeles in 1992. She was 15, I was 18. It was a brief meeting but I remember her being strikingly quiet, she hardly spoke. She can be very shy at times — if she doesn’t know you she doesn’t speak. The other striking thing, obviously, was her beautiful face. I knew she was special from that first minute I saw her."
Naomi also maintains that despite her larger-than-life status, Kate is totally down-to-earth:
"What’s Kate like? Well, she’s honest, loyal and straightforward. There’s no bullshit. She’s not pretentious in any way. What you see is what you get. I love that about her. After all, we’re both from south London — I’m from Streatham, she’s from Croydon — and from working-class families. She’s never tried to be anything else and nor have I. We know our roots."
She also shares how Christy Turlington became the third member of their party (the three are pictured above at a Versace fashion show in South Africa in 1998!), saying:
"I was lucky enough to have met Christy Turlington already, and then I took Kate under my wing and we became a three. Christy and I showed Kate the ropes. If we knew a designer was a certain way we’d explain it to her, we’d tell her how people worked and what to look out for. We’d share everything. We worked so hard in those days, and then in the evening we would go out, for dinner, to concerts. Kate lived between Christy’s flat and my flat in New York and then when we travelled to do the shows in Italy and Paris, we’d try to stay in the same hotels and on the same floor. We might have a break somewhere like Marrakech after the collections and then we’d be back to face 25 shows."
Naomi quickly learned that Kate's fashion sense couldn't work on everyone. She explained: