November 1, 2012

"On my wedding day, I’m like freaking out, obviously. ‘You’ve got to give me a character.'"

And fashion designer John Galliano said to Kate Moss: "You have a secret — you are the last of the English roses. Hide under that veil. When he lifts it, he’s going to see your wanton past!'"

40 comments:

lge said...

She's like, totally transfixed with her appearance and everything about it, and stuff.
And I'm like, OMG, Why would I be interested in that?

Levi Starks said...

Sad

William said...

I get the sense that many of life's problems are easier to negotiate if you look like Kate Moss. But maybe not. With good looks and money your small vices can really achieve their full potential.

Larry J said...

My advice to anyone getting married is "plan your marriage more than your wedding."

edutcher said...

Still pretty scrawny.

rhhardin said...

Don't date models or actresses.

rhhardin said...

Except all women are actresses, really.

Imus said that once, getting in trouble with his wife.

bagoh20 said...

You have been created for this man and he for you. No one that came before, or will come later will ever be as perfect for you. He wants you, and you want him, because the whole universe wants your union together, and always has, and the prenup is solid, or at least the best you could get.

RonF said...

I'd be transfixed with my appearance too if it was worth millions and that's how I made my living.

Pogo said...

‘You’ve got to give me a character.'

She's Obama in the photography world; the face upon which dreams are projected, having none themselves.

tiger said...

Rich, thin, relatively young, attractive white woman's problems.

Palladian said...

Galliano then, briefly, turned his attention from Kate Moss to scream obscenities at a passing Jew.

Mitchell the Bat said...

Banging Peter Doherty is a pretty good way to get a song written about you.

Nonapod said...

I'm like freaking out

Different peoples use of filler words has always been simultaneously irritating and fascinating to me. I'm guilty of using fillers too much. When I was a bit younger I used like a great deal. I eventually forced myself to stop, but I've recently caught myself using ya know in conversation.

ricpic said...

That has been one trampled upon English Rose.

wyo sis said...

Cry me a river.

Baron Zemo said...

Who would marry that disgusting skank?

Baron Zemo said...

You would have a better chance of avoiding a disease if you fucked Amy Winehouse's corpse.

Lem said...

Whenever I’ve seen a Sacha Cohen interview... the guy that did Borat and all those other characters, being himself... he appears completely unappealing and uninteresting.

Salamandyr said...

Honestly this only sounds preoccupied because it's pulled out of the whole piece. She's a supermodel uncomfortable with being photographed. That's an interesting dichotomy, if you care about modelling at all.

Actually the interview has some rather depressing things about the sexualizing of adolescents in the modelling industry. Professional photographers had her posing nude at the age of 16. She's fortunate enough that the exploitation she experienced became fantastically remunerative, but it didn't stop being exploitation simply because they paid her. That kind of thing leaves scars.

Ann Althouse said...

If you're going to make a major event out of your wedding and you aren't virginal, you actually do need to figure out how to play the role of the bride in this theater piece. The question and the answer made perfect sense.

Portia said...

Kate Moss? I've hard of Randy Moss, not of Kate. Though I did know a Richard Moss once a long time ago.

Ann Althouse said...

I'm trying to focus the question here. Many unchaste women marry and choice to spend a lot of money on a wedding that they expect a big group of people to sit through/enjoy/respect/remember.

You have to ask yourself what are you doing? It's a problem to be solved. Let's talk about that.

You can say don't marry or don't have a wedding, but we're assuming a big wedding has been chosen. How do you pull that off, walking down the aisle in a big white dress when everyone knows you as a party girl who scoffed at conventional morality?

What are some good tips for doing it well?

One might be: Think of yourself as an actress and plan out what the role is at various stages of the performance. And: You're Miss Perfect Virgin but then, when the veil is lifted: You're the woman from the wanton past. Your groom will suddenly see that and it will be very dramatic.

Methadras said...

She actually look pretty good now that she's kicked her coke habit for a while. Tiny little thing, but she looks like she could rock it still.

Methadras said...

Baron Zemo said...

Who would marry that disgusting skank?


A disgusting skeeve?

wyo sis said...

This scene the bride plans. Are the guests let in on the drama or do they get to make up their own as well?
Because, if I'm a guest at a wedding like that I'm thinking
"What a bunch of posing morons."

Imagine what they could do with all that money instead of trying to make a Broadway production out of a big lie. And if they are going to make a Broadway production out of it and expect me to play a part, they should being paying me at least scale, not expecting a silver tea service or its equivalent in donations to Obama."

Mitchell the Bat said...

What are some good tips for doing it well?

Become a born again Christian.

wyo sis said...

So, a fundamentally unserious relationship is memorialized in a high production value play instead of a vow of love and fidelity. This must be why teh gays want to play.

We should have two different ways to get married. One intended to be entertainment and the other intended to be the foundation of a family.
That way, guests will have a better idea of what to get the happy couple. And, we can quit counting Busby Berkly marriages in divorce statistics.

Chip Ahoy said...

It's assumed we know what they're talking about.

[kate moss marky mark]


oic

Methadras said...

There seems to be no point in getting married anymore. Why would anyone get married with all of the bullshit entailed with it? Can anyone think of a good reason to get married anymore? Don't get me wrong. I've been happily married a long time, but if I was a young man and I was faced with the prospect of a hookup culture vs. settling down. I think in this day and age I know what I would choose. What is the incentive and what is the point for any man to get married in this current cultural malaise we are enduring?

William said...

Embrace your past and reverse the polarities. Walk down the aisle in a tight miniskirt with a red silk bustier. The flower girl can throw condom wrappers in the bride's path. At the altar, the bride can put a dowdy house robe on over the outfit, and, instead of lifting the veil, the groom can crimp a few locks of her hair into curlers as part of the ceremony.

ricpic said...

I'd imagine such an, um...experienced woman would throw out the fiction of virginity altogether. And do what previously married women do at their second marriage. Which is...wear an attractive dress or gown but one most likely neither in white nor veiled.

Andy Freeman said...

> You can say don't marry or don't have a wedding, but we're assuming a big wedding has been chosen. How do you pull that off, walking down the aisle in a big white dress when everyone knows you as a party girl who scoffed at conventional morality?

Huh? I was the groom at a similar wedding (we'd been living together for 20 years) and I didn't think that "big wedding" had anything to do with virginity/conventional morality.

Do women?

There does seem to be a "one per lifetime" limit on big weddings, so the second is low-key, but that's not a virginity thing.

Of course, being male, I don't understand the attraction of "big wedding" but I got a used Jaguar and she got a party, so I'm pretty happy with the deal.

Baron Zemo said...

This skank is long past her expiration date. She makes Kim Kardashian look like Princess Grace.

Baron Zemo said...

Of course Grace Kelly was a big old slut bag when she was in Hollywood but she had a big white dress wedding.

They had faces then.

Simon Kenton said...

Ms Althouse:

"You can say don't marry or don't have a wedding, but we're assuming a big wedding has been chosen. How do you pull that off, walking down the aisle in a big white dress when everyone knows you as a party girl who scoffed at conventional morality?"

You create a guest list from all levels of your acquaintance and arrange their mingling by interspersing them with all the subtlety you and your husband can manage. You recognize the wedding is yours only tangentially; it is a symbol of reinforced society and continuity of all 4 forms of love through time. You craft of two, one family, of which you as a couple are an evanescent symbol of a unity extending through time and history. What he let his lingam do and you let your yoni do in the past are petty, unimportant and forgotten in the greater levels of unity you forge with your ceremony.

TMink said...

How are nude photos of a 16 year old legal?

Trey

TMink said...

How are nude photos of a 16 year old legal?

Trey

Baron Zemo said...

Wait a minute!

Cedarford is a famous fashion designer?

Tim said...

Ann Althouse said...

"If you're going to make a major event out of your wedding and you aren't virginal, you actually do need to figure out how to play the role of the bride in this theater piece. The question and the answer made perfect sense."

No, not really.

Unless the bride is/was a notorious slut, and slept with half the males invited to the wedding, no one cares anymore.

And they haven't, for decades now.

Otherwise, if you're marrying someone who is searching for a character, you're best advised to call it off, post-haste.

Everyone will be happier in the end.