Its easy to forget Kate Moss is an actual human who, at 16, had walk into photographers’ studios hoping they would like her enough to hire her someday. More importantly, what does a pre-super model wear to get the job?
Thanks to W Magazine’s February issue we know exactly what Kate Moss wore on her first go-sees: ‘I had a leather pair of hipster trousers, an Angora jumper, and a pair of Katharine Hamnett boots. The jumper was brown – like an orangutan.’
As a staunch lover of Clueless, cliché be damned, reading ‘Angora’ and ‘brown orangutan’ made me imagine Cher Horowitz and Björk had a beautiful sweater baby that Kate Moss adopted. I had to find one.
It was not easy but we found the mother of all orangutan jumpers on Farfetch. So why stop there?
Next we started looking for black leather skinny pants which there are plenty of, photos in slider link to seller. We recommend searching for vintage Versace if you’re going for the full 90s look. Site we found the most options at: Etsy
Sadly, Katharine Hamnett doesn’t get the name recognition she deserves anymore so many don’t know to list her brand name in the online posting. We did eventually find a pair in Japan.
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Happy Hunting, xo