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Kate Moss Debuts Topshop Line. LAist Asks: Why Does Topshop Hate America?

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Whether you're sneaking out of rehab, snorting coke off a Noguchi coffee table or just lounging around looking sexily tousled while smoking a post-shag fag with your heroin-addicted rocker boyfriend, Kate Moss has designed the quintessential clothing line for the glamorously emaciated rocker chick within us all.

It makes perfect sense. Models wear clothes. Why shouldn’t they also design them?

Seriously, with all the celebrities designing eponymous fashion lines (read: famous people approving or disapproving the creations of real but distinctly unfamous designers), it’s nice to see a clothing line designed by a celebrity who has a unique sense of style that doesn’t seems like it was completely concocted by a stylist. Of course, it helps when you're gorgeous and have access to the best (or at least most expensive) clothes in the world.

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Supermodel and fashion icon Kate Moss has parlayed her signature uptown-meets-downtown look into a line of clothes for British retailer Topshop. Moss' line features lots of low-waisted skinny jeans and slouchy pants paired with vests and shrunken jackets. There are also a few vaguely mod mini-dresses tackied up with shiny metallic fabrics and whatnot. Our culture's current infatuation with the 1980s extends to a one-shoulder white mini-dress with an asymmetrical petal skirt. I particularly adore the matching embroidered camisole and tap pants, which I will constantly prance around in in my Soho flat -- that is, as soon as I get a Soho flat.


I have only one complaint about the Kate Moss Topshop line. WHY ARE THERE NO TOPSHOPS IN THE UNITED STATES? I love Topshop. Love it, love it, love it. Of all the mass-market women's clothing retailers Topshop offers the best distillation of high fashion trends for middle-class women. How would I describe U.K.-based Topshop? Like a sassier H&M that's not trying too hard to be all Euro-sleek with a dash of Forever 21 thrown in but for adults who appreciate decent fabrics, cutting and sizing.

Get with it Topshop execs. This is a global economy. H&M finally blessed Los Angeles with a couple of stores. Why hasn’t Topshop followed suit? Is it because they hate America? Is it because they hate our freedom?! Totally inexplicable. Totally unacceptable. Topshop could make a killing in this country. After all, we can't all expect John Travolta to chauffeur us to London in his private jet for regular shopping excursions.