There’s a lot to compare between wild child Brit babes Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne. In addition to height, tattoos and suspicious habits, each have major fashion campaigns launching this week. So let’s ask the question: which supermodel did it best?
Round One: Kate Moss for the Versace
From champagne binges to plate-smashing fights with Pete Doherty, the Croydon girl knows a thing or two about bad behaviour – which lends perfectly to her role as the face of Versace’s punk-inspired bag collection, Vunk. Of course, Kate Moss has the weapon of seniority. Unlike today’s precocious models, she’s not replicating the nineties, she is the nineties. While her height might not stack up against her Linda Evangelista counterparts, she basically inspired heroin chic and its latter-day grunge revivals. And while Moss has had her share of risque shoots, the come-hither eyes and strategic bag/fur coverage – plus the brown hair – scores pretty high in the sex stakes.
Poser rating: Swigging Veuve Clicquot in a Primrose Hill pub.
Round Two: Cara Delevingne for Mulberry
In comparison to Kate’s alleged coke habit and catfights with Gwyneth Paltrow, Cara Delevingne’s penchant for silly faces and drum solos seem adorably tame — a perfect fit for the new demure, Bambi-eyed campaign for Mulberry. Shot by Tim Walker, the campaign portrays Cara as a naive Gothic heroine with long black gloves, a pure white suit and cherubic beauty. And while Cara may be posh (her grand-dad is former English Heritage chairman), she’s got a wild streak: the socialite-turned-model dances all night with Rita Ora and names Rihanna as a fashion inspiration. Think of her as the loveable head girl gone bad.
Poser rating: Boozing on Lagavulin in the headmaster’s study.
Words: Elise Marraro (follow Elise on Twitter @PardonMe_Lissie)