Kate Moss graces the cover of W magazine’s March 2012 issue. On the cover at right, Kate is featured as “Good Kate”; on another cover, she is “Bad Kate.” Inside, Will Self discusses the two sides of Moss.
On her two sides: “Dark Moss and Light Moss. Bad Kate and Good Little Katie—simple dichotomizing is not what this dyad deserves. I look at the pictures of Moss dressed in black and think perhaps they’re of a great beauty meditating upon her own inner ugliness. I try to divine the precise symbolism of the tattoo on her wrist: Is it piratical anchor or Coptic cross or some strange merging of the two? I think of Baudelairean decadence, and I’m hammered back into Dorian’s gilt frame.”
Also inside the March 2012 issue: a story on Raf Simons and a spring fashion report. For more, pick up the issue when it arrives on newsstands on February 21 or head to WMagazine.com.