It is a norm for models to lend their name, face as well as their whole self to sell a product. Kate Moss has starred in many advertising campaigns and has played muse to artists and sculptors too. The bold supermodel has never shied from baring it all for fashion or art. This time Moss has undertaken a project that teases the imagination by not showing any skin at all. To mark Moss’s 40th birthday and celebrate her 25 years in the fashion world, 34 Restaurant in London’s Mayfair commissioned McAdam Freud to create celebratory coupes molded from Kate’s breast.
Kate Moss’s left breast has been immortalised in a Champagne coupe by painter Lucian Freud’s daughter. Inspired by Marie Antoinette, whose left breast helped to shape the first Champagne coupe, Freud hit upon the idea of molding a shallow, broad-bowled, stemmed glass from Moss’ left breast. The result is an “intricate abstract design reminiscent of Art Deco symmetry which, when held at an angle, shows a beautiful curvy shape”.
While the outside of the bowl features an intricate Art Deco-inspired pattern, the base is etched with the model’s signature.
Encapsulating the whole experience, Kate stated, “I was excited to participate in this project – what an honour to be alongside Marie Antoinette – she was a very intriguing and mischievous character… champagne is always associated with celebration and happy occasions and I had fun creating this beautiful coupe.”
Kate Moss will host the inauguration of the Champagne saucers at 34 restaurant in early October, where guests will sip Dom Pérignon’s latest vintage from Moss-bosom shaped glasses. Sadly Kate Moss coupes are not for sale and will be only used to serve a diner’s choice of drink at 34 and its sister establishments The Ivy, Daphne’s, Scott’s and The Club at The Ivy.
How do you drink your Champagne?