Kate Moss Celebrates 40th Birthday with Husband and Friends


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English model and international fashion icon Kate Moss celebrated her 40th birthday on Thursday by lunching with her husband Jamie Hince and a group of friends at London's 34 Restaurant.

Moss stepped out in a black dress and heels topped off with a coat in what has become her trademark leopard print pattern. According to the Daily Mail, St.Tropez skin-finishing expert Nichola Joss went to Moss's home on Wednesday night to make sure her skin was looking nicely bronzed on the big day.

The model's birthday luncheon guest list was impressive, but not surprising given her status in the fashion world. Guests included Naomi Campbell, Sadie Frost, John Galliano, Stella McCartney, and Jo Wood. Sir Philip Green was also in attendance, escorting Kate's mother into the Mayfield area restaurant.

Green is CEO of the Arcadia Group, a retail conglomerate that includes British fashion retailers Topshop and Dorothy Perkins. Prior to the birthday celebration, Green presented Moss with an impressive if not slightly over-the-top birthday gift: a perfect-condition early 1970s model Porsche.

Moss and Green share the same South London roots - they were both born in Croydon. It has been rumored that Moss played up their common origins when she introduced herself to Green, saying "I’m a girl from Croydon, you’re a boy from Croydon, why don’t we do something?”

Moss began collaborating with Topshop, releasing her first collection in 2007. It generated over 3 million pounds - or almost $5 million - in revenue. After a three-year hiatus, she's set to head back to the retail giant, which is quickly gaining popularity in the US. On its website, the retailer calls Moss a "long-time Topshop friend":

The fashion icon is returning to Topshop after a three year hiatus and has been working with stylist Katy England and Topshop creative director Kate Phelan on a collection that’s due to launch in April 2014. If you fell in love with her floral tea dresses or her denim cut-offs from Kate Moss’s seasons past, we have no doubt you’ll fall for what’s coming next.

In addition to her Topshop collaboration, Moss will soon join Vogue UK as a contributing fashion editor.

According to Forbes, Moss was the fourth highest paid fashion model in the world from June 2012 to June 2013, earning an estimated $5.7 million.

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