Monday, 1 November 2010

Kate Moss sticks to sombre black as she launches her last ever collection for Topshop


Sombre: Kate Moss stuck to black as she launched her new and final collection for Topshop

It's the end of an era, so it's no wonder Kate Moss is finding it hard to accept.

The 36-year-old model appeared to be mourning the end of her four-year collaboration with Topshop as she stuck to black to launch her last ever collection for the high-street store.

However, being one of the world's most famous supermodels, Kate decided to pull off her outfit with her usual aplomb, and arrived at the Oxford Circus store wearing a custom-made, daring, plunging sparkly black jumpsuit.

And with her blonde hair teased into tumbling curls, as well as a dash of bright red lipstick, Kate looked more than a little like 60's screen siren Brigitte Bardot with her glamorous look.

The launch incorporated a 'shopping extravaganza' party at Topshop's flagship London store, where fans were given the chance to buy designs from the collection ahead of its launch.

Guests were also entertained by a DJ, given the chance to sample the delights at the cocktail bar, and were given a collectible poster with every purchase.

Final farewell: The new collection marks the end of a four-year collaboration between Kate and Topshop

Successor: Kate also posed with Sir Philip's daughter Chloe, who is rumoured to be her replacement

The collection, which is inspired by Seventies fashions, includes floral printed day dresses, velvet hotpants and a black chainmail dress.

Along with her final collection, Topshop is also releasing Kate Iconic, a capsule collection of her 10 most popular designs.

Topshop owner Sir Philip Green, who is also a close friend of Kate, announced in August that the supermodel's collection for the chain would be coming to an end.

He said: 'It has been fantastic for us and fantastic for her, but [the designs] take more and more time and she cannot do this full-time any more.'

Moss and Green met by chance at a charity auction in 2006 and she suggested that they should 'do something' together, as she had always wanted her own fashion line.
When her designs first hit Topshop's flagship store in Oxford Street in May 2007, around 2,000 women queued around the block for the opportunity to spent just 20 minutes perusing the collection.

Speaking about the collection's demise to The New York Times' online T blog recently, Moss said: 'When we started the project we didn't have an end in mind but I'm really proud of all 14 collections.

'I've learned a lot about the design and development process; experiences that I'd only ever seen informally through being a model.'

Swansong: The final collection includes Seventies-inspired outfits

Proud: Kate insists she is proud of all 14 of her Topshop collections

To mark the launch of the collection today, Topshop will also distribute keys on Tuesday on the streets of London, Liverpool, Newcastle, Birmingham and Edinburgh to shoppers in a contest for a trunk of the model's dresses.

One lucky fan will have the chance to win the jumpsuit Kate wore to the launch party by choosing a favourite piece from any of the Moss Topshop collections and revealing why.

Kate's final collection is available to buy in store and online now.

Swarmed: Thousands of fans turned up for Kate's appearance at Topshop

Excited: The supermodel looked excited to be launch her last range for Topshop

source: dailymail [endtext]

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