Kate Moss: ‘I’m Kind of a Celebrity Now’

After countless catwalks, fashion campaigns and magazine covers, Kate Moss has become much more than a model.

“I’m not just a face,” she tells Allure’s August 2013 issue. “Everyone’s a celebrity. But I’m kind of a celebrity now, so even though I’m not an actress, people know my name.”

It’s a name that has transcended the decades — Moss, 39, is as much as a supermodel, style icon and shutterbugs’ muse as the day she stepped on the scene. But she didn’t always possess the confidence she does today.

“I didn’t like my flat chest. I was like, ‘Oh, I’m going to have a tit job.’ Can you imagine?” she recalls. “I used to be so scared about, ‘Oh, I don’t want to show my body. Now that I’ve shown it, it doesn’t bug me about my moles, or ‘This isn’t big enough’ and ‘That’s not smooth enough.'”

Though she became renowned for her so-called “heroin chic” style in the 1990s, Moss says she never struggled with the drug or an eating disorder.

“It was horrible, especially the anorexic thing,” Moss says. “The heroin, I was like, ‘Oh, it’s ridiculous. I know I don’t do heroin. Just because I wear a bit of black eyeliner that’s smudged….’ But the anorexic thing was a lot more upsetting, to be held responsible for somebody’s illness. I wasn’t anorexic.”

Now Moss, who wed husband Jamie Hince in July 2011, has a simple approach to her style: “I try and be a little bit chic,” she says. “I wouldn’t wear sweatpants. I wouldn’t wear a twinset.”

“With confidence, I think anyone can get a dress and make it their own,” she continues. “I don’t think you should have it off the runway and wear it like they want you to wear it…. I just think it’s boring. You have to make it your own. That’s what fashion is all about.”

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