Kate Moss & Rihanna snuggle together for V magazine: hot or trashy?

Kate Moss Rihanna

For whatever reason, Kate Moss and Rihanna posed together in a new, boob-snuggling spread for V magazine (the “girl power” issue with ScarJo as Janet Leigh on the cover). Actually, I know why Rihanna did it — because she believes that she’s the epitome of “girl power” even though she’s not only musically collaborating with her abuser but also dating him again too. That’s a topic for another day though.

As for Kate’s involvement, well, she’s interested in all the publicity she can get for her new coffee table book, Kate: The Kate Moss Book, and she obviously doesn’t have a problem with rubbing boobs with Rihanna to sell some doorjams. While I will always adore Kate (I even patiently stuck with her through the Pete Doherty years), I’m somewhat at odds with her sudden rush to grant interviews (such as the recent Vanity Fair interview where she discussed crying for years over Johnny Depp) when she was previously such an enigma. As in, over the course of two decades, Kate only gave about ten print interviews, and now she’s all about confessing to the world for a book. It’s just weird, but here are some excerpts from her newest interview with the New York Times:

Modelling isn’t easy: “People forget I go to work. Modeling is a job. Even my mum doesn’t believe that I do work hard.”

On her face: “I never liked it. I wasn’t the prettiest girl in class. No breasts, short legs, gangly teeth. I didn’t think I was model material, that’s for sure. I think they’re all right, my looks, now. But I’ve never seen myself as sexy or a side of myself that boys would like.”

On her drive: “In the beginning, I thought I’ll do whatever it takes. Anything to get out of Croydon. Right from the start, I thought I’d rather shoot with Corinne [Day] and not get paid than do catalogs. I don’t think my agents were very happy about it at the time.”

On the nude shots in her book: “When my daughter opened the book, she said, ‘Oh no, mummy,’ Ms. Moss said, referring to Lila Grace Moss Hack, 10. Ms. Moss vowed to her daughter that there would be fewer crotch shots in the next book.

On the paparazzi: “I didn’t expect it at first. Johnny used to go mental, and it was really bad when I got pregnant and was vulnerable. These kind of men are pigs but, you know, some of them I’ve known so long they don’t bother me so much anymore.”

The wisdom of Johnny Depp: There’s so much rubbish they write about us, whether you tell them what is true or not, it’s better if you don’t tell and say nothing. They’ll write what they want anyway. She says it was Mr. Depp who taught her how to tame the tabloids with silence “Johnny Depp said: ‘There’s so much rubbish they write about us, whether you tell them what is true or not, it’s better if you don’t tell and say nothing. They’ll write what they want anyway.’”

[From New York Times]

On that last note, we’ve heard similar sentiments before about how Johnny (or rather, his publicist) encouraged Kate to be seen and not heard, which is a philosophy that carried her so well to the level of iconic model. I hope she returns back to that way of carrying herself after the publicity rounds for her book cool down. Speaking of which, I can’t believe she let Lila Grace look at all her nude shots at such a young age! I know Europeans view nudity differently than us prudish American types, but 10 years old still seems a big young to be confronted with sexy photos of one’s naked mother, right?

Kate Moss Rihanna

Kate Moss Rihanna

Photos courtesy of V magazine

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  1. Bowers says:

    Again, meh, I see Rhianna pics around way too much.

  2. Chris says:

    The English are not Europeans

  3. serena says:

    I like the photoshoot, even though I’m straight I have to say this is hot.

  4. Eleonor says:

    Well Lila Grace knows her mother’s work, and I bet it’s better she has seen the book at home before it went public.

  5. pretty says:

    how come their skin tones are a little bit different in the first picture but in the second, their skin tones are the same, especially they are posing closely in both photos so it isn’t about the lighting.

    • jani says:

      Lazy photoshopping. Photoshopper also had time-warp problems. RiRi’s face looks like it’s 10 years in the future, while Kate’s face looks like it’s 10 years in the past. Both are so overly shopped that they look more like generics than originals.

  6. Rikki says:

    Trashy. Getting sick of Rihanna.

  7. laura says:

    Kate is the “ultimate” of effortless chic, she is smart, gorgeous, and a true icon…

  8. laura says:

    Is this just me as I do not see Rihanna ,I just see Kate…

  9. Naye in VA says:

    Pretty much anything involving Rihanna can be labeled trashy. Im over it.

  10. Faye says:

    Sorry, these pics do nothing for me. Kate Moss always seemed like the epitome of trash to me, and Riri is no better.

    And considering that Kate Moss posed naked with her daughter (also naked) in Vogue last year, she probably doesn’t mind her daughter seeing naked pics of her.

    Guess I’m not fashionable enough to appreciate these two . . .

  11. Audrey says:

    Blah – they have no chemistry together.

  12. spinner says:

    I like my Kate Moss served up fresh WITHOUT a side of Rihanna.

  13. mytbean says:

    Well – when I saw the link my first thought was, “Eew. I don’t want to see that” But then I clicked it anyway. I know… I have a problem.

    Anyway – they’re both icky to me…

  14. Riana says:

    Neither. Just..kinda dull actually. It’s quite interesting because though I don’t like either of them I can admit Rihanna and Kate have pulled off some sultry hot modeling separately.

    Here though, major yawn.

  15. soulsister says:

    I feel like I need a series of antibiotics after looking at these pics. Both are trashy. Icky.

  16. Bluedog says:

    This kind of photoshoot was shocking when Cindy Crawford did it with k.d. lang years ago. Now it’s just boring and silly.


  17. BlackMamba says:

    Bad Gal RiRi is at it again! I think this shoot is hot.

  18. Spaz says:

    I’m 35. I would like to never see sexy crotch shots of my mom. I’m too young. :)

  19. Oregon Duck says:

    Black Mamba,

    Shouldn’t you be getting ready for the Stanford and OSU games? What are you doing on the Internet?

  20. bns says:

    This is hot. They’re probably insufferable in real life, but they’re both so, so beautiful.

  21. Grace says:

    I love Kate but she should be worried about getting any of trashy Rhi’s naked STD cooties.

  22. ladybert62 says:

    Trashy – both looking like pr0n stars – especially rhianna.

  23. G says:

    Isn’t she old enough to be Rhianna’s MOM? I must be getting old this is gross.

  24. j.eyre says:

    I am missing the point of the shoot. Is it supposed to be empowerment or erotic fantasy? Why the last shot?

    • Christina says:

      God knows. I reckon it’s just meant to be ‘shocking’ but phoney vanilla dykism got old a loooong time ago. This is just dull. I expect no better from Rihanna but Her Mossiness? Come on!

      I’m also a bit disappointed at the rash of interviews she’s been giving in recent weeks. She used to be the postergirl for my favourite modelesque motto – that models should be seen and not heard. Far better to have their photos speak for them. OK, maybe not these particular photos.

  25. anneesezz says:

    So trashy. But at the same time YAWN.

  26. MJ says:

    I agree that there’s not much chemistry here, but I don’t think hot and trashy are mutually exclusive!

  27. gg says:

    How is this masturbation fest of photos “girl power”?

    Even though I think Kate is a bit trashy elite, putting Rihanna on her lap turns her into sludge.

  28. lrm says:

    Rhianna is disgusting and trashy.
    she needs a good detox/juice cleanse.
    and she needs to go away for awhile; she’s so overexposed.

    J Depp is smart about not saying much; all of his interviews in the last ten years are basically about acting like keith richardson in pirate form, or how marlon brando gave him advice when he bought his island….oh and how the french country life is waaaaaaaaaay better than the US.

    but it did work for him for many years-kept him under the publicity radar.

    Kate Moss is fascinating to look at; i don’t know why. Her style is great.

  29. babythastarsshinebrite says:

    Rhianna’s whacked

  30. kay says:

    Rihanna really could have been a model. I don’t get why she always receives such hateful comments.

  31. BengalCat2000 says:

    My best friend bout me Kate’s new book & I lovelovelove it. Beautiful retrospective of her best work. However, these photos, not so much. Both beautiful tho!

  32. maneki neko says:

    While Im going to assume this is supposed to be sexy it just looks like they are each awkwardly trying to cover each others girly bits. The last pic looks so funny, like one of those shots that was taken of each one individually and then photoshopped together.

  33. jwoolman says:

    Would they have done this kind of photo shoot with two comparable guys? Just wondering.

    I just got a mental image of such a photo with Chris Brown and Johnny Depp… My eyes! My eyes! It burns! It burns!

  34. TheOneAndOnly says:

    Good point bluedog way over photoshopped and overexposed – WHy are all these mags obsessed with the same 20 – 25 celebs over and over again – How about some fresh faces Riri is a talentless inarticulate moron but Kate still has it – amazing go on youtube and watch clips of the top models of the 80s/90s No photoshop and true beauty.Pop culture is stuck in a rut.

  35. Ladyanne says:

    Rihanna is such a try-hard. Kate is perfect, as always.

  36. A Fan says:

    Kate looks hot (as usual).

    Rihanna should do more photo shoots and less (read: no) talking/tweeting.

  37. MT says:

    I wish Johnny Depp would go back to being seen and not heard, as well.