Kate Moss: From the Catwalk to the Louvre

09/22/2008 at 02:00 PM ET

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She’s long been a source of inspiration of some of fashion’s top designers, and a new art exhibit in the heart of Paris is setting out to examine Kate Moss‘s status as a modern-day muse. France’s Musée des Arts Décoratifs has announced plans for an exhibition dedicated entirely to British supermodel. Just yards from the Mona Lisa’s famous perch in the Louvre, the display will showcase Moss’s 19 years in the industry. Museum Director Beatrice Salmon explains the choice, saying that the museum intends to “decode the phenomenon” the supermodel has become. “This is an occasion to ask a certain number of experts in image and communications to explain why and how [Kate has] become someone the whole world knows.” As for just how involved Moss herself will be in the project, the Museum’s press officer Marie Laure Moreau says that “Kate Moss has agreed to cooperate, to collaborate on the exhibit. The show will concentrate on her life, her career — and be a celebration of her 19 years.” But will Moss be there to kick off the launch of the show, which will run from November 26, 2009 to April 25, 2010? Moreau adds laughingly, “We certainly hope so!” Tell us: Would do you think of the national museum’s choice to create an exhibit based on Kate?–Reporting by Peter Mikelbank

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Tonya on

I don’t understand what’s so “Super” about her, I think “the girl next door” looks better than she does.

"D" on

Can we seriously get a new face?! Please?!!! I was never into Kate, so now at this point, I’m sooo over it! She needs to retire, where are all the REAL beautiful faces, bodies, and fashionistas at?!

Sarah on

Did we forget that this “muse” got caught taking cocaine? And now we are going to celebrate her in the Louvre! There are so many ground-breaking scientists and artists to feature, and Kate Moss is chosen? I’m at a loss for words….

Sally on

I just don’t get it…

LBW on

She looks like she just woke up. Her eye makeup looks smeared.

Yumiko on

Girls…when you see a girl that looks like cocaine Moss don’t you think to yourself…I could be the next top model! God help us all if she represents beauty. EWWW!

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[...] >> THE MODELIZER —Kate Moss is in Paris right now with Sir Philip Green — does that mean she will show up front row at Paris Fashion Week like she did last week at Vivienne Westwood?  Or maybe she’s just in town to get the ball rolling on the new Musée des Arts Décoratifs exhibition she’s collaborating on, about — what else — herself? [PopSugar, Off the Rack] [...]

jw on

I have never understood what the big deal is about her. She always looks so hideous.

Aideen on

You lot are all a jealous bunch. I think she is gorgeous.

big e on

We are so Jealous because she has awful skin and smokes like a Chimney!!

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