Kate Moss reveals that posing topless drove her to a nervous breakdown

Looks like Kate Moss is putting it all out there these days after years of silence. The model who is known for keeping her private life private has recently taken the lid off and is speaking up about her life in the fashion industry.

Kate told Vanity Fair magazine that the topless pose which catapulted her to fame through the Calvin Klein campaign in the 1990s caused her to have a nervous breakdown. At age 17, she was seen posing for the Calvin Klein ad which showed her topless and pressing her chest and straddling a bare-chested Marky Mark. She talked of the distress it caused within her and how it made her feel. “I had a nervous breakdown when I was 17 or 18 when I had to go and work with Marky Mark and Herb Ritts. It didn’t feel like me at all. I felt really bad about straddling this buff guy. I didn’t like it. I couldn’t get out of bed for two weeks. I thought I was going to die. It was just anxiety. Nobody takes care of you mentally. There’s a massive pressure to do what you have to do.”

Today, the model has changed her views on nudity and doesn’t think twice about flaunting her you-know-whats. In her recent photoshoot for LOVE magazine, the supermodel bared her chest with no qualms whatsoever for the shoot at Houghton Hall titled, “A Romp Through Houghton Hall.” Perhaps being in the public eye for such a long time hardens and toughens you and nudity just becomes the name of the game and the name of the game is “success.” In December’s Vanity Fair issue, the model poses in a string vest complete with strategically placed cover-ups at the right places to protect her modesty. But her sexiness still comes through with the tousled hair, the darkened eyes ala Bridget Bardot and the pout and she brings it across well folks, the sex-kitten look that is. In her new autobiography, Kate, The Kate-Moss Book, the model denies ever using the drug heroin even though she was labelled as the leader of the “heroin chic” look.

Looks like it is “tell-all” time for Kate Moss. What other skeletons has she got in her closet? Time and the courage to tell will bring it out, we’re sure.

Vanity Fair’s December issue will be on sale come Friday.

T. J. Mueller