Her favourite is actually a black sequinned sheath dress, a show-stopping gown she wore to the 1995 Golden Globes. The supermodel was there as the guest of her then-boyfriend, Johnny Depp, and in fact, the dress was a vintage piece gifted to her by said paramour.
We know this now because Rebecca Hale, costume designer for the Absolutely Fabulous movie, has revealed that she based the emerald green gown that Moss wears in the film on that iconic Golden Globes look.
“For Kate Moss, I really wanted her to look just like herself,” Hale told The New York Times. “So I went to her house and we discussed everything, the different parts she would be playing and the different scenes she would be in. I said ‘We need to have a really great dress that we can replicate eight times.’ I wanted to approach Yves Saint Laurent, but we didn’t have enough time because it was fashion week.”
“And she said, ‘One of my favourite dresses is a dress Johnny Depp gave me when I was 21.’ It was from Western Costumes in Los Angeles. And we had a look at [it]; it’s a very simple shape, sequin dress, which was backless and it would accommodate a wet suit underneath, since she had to come out of the River Thames [in the film]. So we put a fish tail at the back and we made seven of those.”