Kate Moss’ first major fashion campaign caused her split from photographer Mario Sorrenti.
The 40-year-old supermodel has confessed she called time on her romance with Mario when she was 17 after being named the face of Calvin Klein’s fragrance Obsession in 1993.
Speaking to her friend Nick Knight for ShowStudio’s Subjective series, the blonde beauty revealed the fashion designer had chosen her to front the scent after seeing shots of her taken by Mario but found their relationship became too intense when he was also hired to capture the campaign.
She explained: “Calvin saw Mario’s book and it was all pictures of me on holiday, and he was like, ‘Great, I can see it’s an obsession,’ and he saw it, and it was obsession.
“I’d wake up in the morning and he’d be taking pictures of me. I was like, ‘F**k off!’ I lay like that [naked on a couch] for 10 days. He would not stop taking pictures of that. But, he’s Italian, you know? He was like, ‘Lay down, I’ll tell you when we’ve got it!’ We probably had it in the first roll. They rented us a house, just me and him and loads of film, in this deserted little shack on the beach.
“I was so… we split up after that. When you’re in a relationship with a photographer and they start abusing that relationship – and being like, ‘I want you to do this, and I want you to do that – it makes you go, ‘No’. I didn’t want to work all the time, but he’d be like, ‘Get up on the roof, take your clothes off,’ and I would think, ‘F**k off!’ Now I understand that kind of thing a bit better, capturing an image, but at the time I was 17.”
Despite shooting to fame in her teens, the Croydon-born star insists she has found it surprisingly easy to remain down to earth thanks to her mother Linda, father Peter and brother Nick.
She said: “Because I’m from Croydon and if you get above your station someone will f**king knock you down. Especially when my mum is my mum and my dad is my dad and my brother is my brother. You can’t go around with airs and graces at all and I would never want to.”