Rumored as far back as March, it's been confirmed that Kate Moss will cover the 60th anniversary edition of Playboy — even if it was a sure thing by June, when Oribe let it slip that he'd done the hair for the story in question. None other than Hugh Hefner's son, Cooper, tweeted: "Kate Moss will be gracing the cover of our 60th anniversary issue this January. It'll be a great issue."
"This is a massive global brand," Playboy's editorial director Jimmy Jellinek subsequently told the LA Times. "You need a global icon in order to celebrate that — that was the impetus. You’re talking about the face of Burberry, the biggest supermodel in the world on the cover of Playboy. She’s the perfect partner for us to help launch the next 60 years."
The January issue also marks the supe's 40th birthday. Not bad for the married mother of a pre-teen. But if Moss has proven anything, it's that she possesses a near pathological work ethic and no fear of disrobing. In the Playboy story, shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, naturally she'll be shown in the buff — tastefully — and wearing bunny ears, among other iconic Playboy props.
It's already been an excellent year for Moss, who next week is the subject of a high-profile auction at Christies in London that posits she's the ultimate modern muse. Hard to argue with that.