As one of the world’s most famous supermodels, Kate Moss is often synonymous with glamor and haute couture.
But when the runway star took the stand to testify for her ex-boyfriend Johnny Depp on Wednesday, she apparently set out to put as much distance between herself and her designer diva persona, in what style experts suggest was a calculated move to lend more “authority” and “authenticity” to her testimony.
Gone are the glamorous gowns, opulent accessories, perfectly messy locks, and smoky eye makeup.
Instead, the 48-year-old supermodel donned a ‘clever’ $2,990 Saint Laurent tuxedo jacket over an unbuttoned ‘girly’ bow-tie blouse, an outfit one fashion insider says helped her achieve a ‘girly’ look. easy, informal and comfortable’. authentic aesthetic during her brief appearance in Depp’s $100 million libel case against amber heard.
According to television personality Robert Verdi, Moss’s appearance allowed her to look like she wasn’t ‘trying too hard’, while also helping her focus attention on her face rather than her fashion.
A style expert revealed how Kate Moss created an air of “authenticity and authority” with her courtroom attire while testifying remotely on behalf of her ex Johnny Depp on Wednesday.
TV personality Robert Verdi said that Moss’s look allowed her to look like she wasn’t ‘trying too hard’, while helping her focus attention on her face rather than her fashion.
The 48-year-old supermodel (seen this month) eschewed the glamorous fashion and red carpet makeup she so often wears in favor of a much more “natural” toned-down look.
“The black and white color scheme was smart because when there’s no color, it makes you look at the person’s face,” Verdi told DailyMail.com.
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Style expert Robert Verdi suggested that Moss’s ensemble and beauty look were intended to help her create an image of authenticity and authority on the dais, something she achieved through a handful of simple tailoring tricks:
- $2,990 YSL tuxedo jacket to give an air of ‘authority’
- ‘Feminine’ blouse with neck tie not buttoned so it doesn’t look like a courtroom ‘costume’
- The black and white outfit helped keep the focus on her face.
- ‘Natural’ hair and makeup made her look comfortable on the stand, but also ‘in control’
“The jacket has authority, while the blouse adds a feminine touch,” he continued, adding that Moss likely opted to leave the tie on his shirt undone to ensure it didn’t look like he’d had some kind of cut. ‘costume’.
‘Leave the blouse untied [meant] that [didn’t] feel picky, [and gave Moss] an “I don’t want to look like I tried too hard” look.
If I had tied it with a bow, it would have been like a costume. The way she wears it, it looks simple and casual.
In regards to beauty, Moss further added to the image of herself as someone with authority and authenticity, with Verdi explaining that her “very simple” makeup look was intended to be as natural as possible, although she noted that The supermodel probably worked with a professional makeup artist to achieve the perfect minimalist look.
“Her beauty is very authentic to her – her makeup is very simple, it looks like she has a pink lip, a little bit of bronzer and a little bit of mascara, but it was probably still done by a make-up artist,” she said.
In stark contrast to Depp’s ex-wife Heard, who has modeled a wide variety of perfectly done hairstyles over test weeks, Moss made a conscious effort to tame her normally messy blonde locks, but not to the point where she looked ‘exaggerated’, continued Verdi.
“Her hair feels like she’s trying to control how she’s perceived, it feels like she doesn’t want to overdo it,” she said.
Still, Moss maintained a small connection to her ‘party girl’ image of yesteryear, eschewing a more traditional blazer in favor of a tuxedo-style jacket, a ‘striking’ style that Verdi noted would be better suited to ‘5 o’clock cocktails’. pm that for the court’ .
Overall, her appearance in court was a world away from the overtly glamorous image she and Depp were famous for during their four-year relationship in the late 1990s, when they were seen as one of the most stylish couples around. the public view.
According to Verdi, Moss (seen on screen being watched by ex-boyfriend Depp in court) made sure the focus remained on her face by wearing a black and white outfit.
Depp and Moss (seen in 1998) dated for almost four years between 1994 and 1998, and the model was said to be devastated when he broke up with her.
“The shawl collar tuxedo jacket is a surprising choice,” he said. “It feels more like a cocktail party at 5pm than a court.”
Moss’s much-anticipated appearance on the stand Wednesday lasted less than four minutes, during which she denied Heard’s claim that her then-boyfriend Depp once pushed her down the stairs while on vacation in Jamaica.
Briefly appearing via live video from Gloucestershire, England, the famous private model, who dated the actor from 1994 to 1998, said that while on vacation in Jamaica she slipped and Depp came to her aid, insisting that her former boyfriend “never pushed me.” , he kicked me or threw me down the stairs.’
Questioned by Depp’s lawyer, Benjamin Chew, Moss said: “We were leaving the room and Johnny got out before me.” There was a storm and when I left the room I slipped down the stairs. I hurt my back. And I screamed because I didn’t know what had happened to me and I was in pain.
“He ran back to help me, took me to my room and got me medical attention.”
Moss was appearing as a witness for Depp during a stage of the trial known as the rebuttal, in which he contests Heard’s accusations.
The supermodel was at the height of her fame when she began her intense relationship with Depp, who was a teen idol thanks to his roles in movies like Edward Scissorhands.
They were both notorious for their drinking and drug use and became known as the “most stylish, stoned couple in Los Angeles”.
Among their favorite hangouts was the Depp-owned Viper Room in Los Angeles, where they partied with the likes of Jared Leto, Keanu Reeves and Charlize Theron.
Moss later said that she “cried for years” over the breakup, after which her drug use escalated, eventually landing her in rehab.