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Out Of Fashion

by | 21st, September 2005

‘HOLD it right there, kids. That new hoodie looks just terrific on you, but you’re accessorising all wrong. Cocaine might be just fine for Kate Moss, but it doesn’t work on everyone.

Last year’s model

In any case, don’t do as Moss does – she’s out of fashion. As the Sun’s front page says, Moss has just been dumped as the face of fashion label H&M.

The Mirror confirms this news, saying that its pictures of the model snorting cocaine were too much for the retailer which acted after an “outcry from its teenage customers and their horrified parents”.

It’s hard not to sympathise with the parents and guardians of impressionable teenagers, worried that their children will ape the behaviour of an icon like Moss. But such is the way of fashion, that while Moss models the genuine article, the youth often have to make do with fakes and imitation. For real fur, read fake fur. For cocaine, read talcum powder and dandruff.

But things may yet get worse for Moss. As the Mail says, Scotland Yard’s finest are taking a breather from chasing terrorists and armed robbers to interview Moss about her alleged cocaine binge.

No less a person that Assistant Commissioner Tarique Ghaffur, head of the Yard’s Specialist Crime Directorate, has ordered that his officer’s question Moss when she returns from New York.

This sounds like bad news for Moss, who could end being less a catwalks model than a model prisoner. Although the Mail does say the crux of the police line of enquiry will

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