Kate Moss almost didn't make it down the aisle to marry Jamie Hince. In the latest issue of Vogue magazine the 37-year-old details her pre-wedding jitters and dishes on that fabulous dress!
Why Kate Moss finally accepted the marriage proposal:
After a romantic trip to Thailand two years into their liaison, Kate Moss recalls, "we were just so loved up, and he asked me to marry him every day." But it was curling up together in front of the compelling British television documentary series Big Fat Gypsy Weddings that appears to have sealed the deal.
"I am so romantic about Gypsies," Kate explains. "They're not allowed to do anything until they get married. So they all get married really young, at sixteen. You can't believe the dresses. They're like blinging butterflies times ten; they can't move down the aisle! It's so genius. I was just watching Jamie, so cute, and I was like, these girls, they just spend their whole life waiting for that day—let's do it!"
Selecting the ambience:
"I wanted it to be kind of dreamy and 1920s, when everything is soft-focus," says Kate Moss. "The Great Gatsby. The code name was GG for a while. That light and that kind of fun decadence. It's rock-n-roll Great Gatsby!" There will be Edwardian marquees in her field and a circus tent for the children, with a miniature drum kit and their own DJ and tepees for them to sleep in. A stage is being built by hand, "which I'm going to keep for festivals for the future," she explains.
Wedding day jitters for Kate Moss:
In the pictures you can feel the love, but off-camera nerves are fragile. The groom-to-be "is terrified," says Kate. His prospective bride is in denial. "Let's put it this way," she says. "If I didn't have my friends. . . . I don't know how people do it. I've had big birthday parties, and I've thrown parties for other people, but this is a completely different thing. It's the Met Ball! Because you have to look at every piece of cutlery; the details are intense. And then you wake up thinking about the ballet shoes for the girls; is the satin ribbon right? I've gone mental. Jamie thinks I'm mad, asking, 'Are you gonna be all right? After the wedding, I'm hoping you'll get back to normal!'"
Kate Moss's wedding dress:
With characteristic loyalty, she has asked her beleaguered friend John Galliano to work on this. "When I put the dress on, I'm really happy," says Kate. "I forget about everything." She wanted "a classic Galliano, those chiffon thirties kind. I've lived in his dresses for years, and they just make me feel so comfortable. But it's so much more couture, couture, couture. Oh, my God, the work that's going into the dress!" They discussed everything on the phone, and then, when John was out of rehab for the first of four marathon fittings, he brought her "bags full of bits, and pulled tulle and sequins and veils and flowers out. And then we just kind of pinned things together, like the old days, you know?"
Check out Vogue magazine for more with Kate Moss!