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Remember back in the fall of 2005, when Kate Moss did drugs and everyone freaked out? It sounds crazy in retrospect, but there was a period for a few months when people genuinely believed that her career was over. Ladylike bag label Longchamp was one of the first companies to give the fallen Moss a chance to model again, and the partnership has been fruitful, lasting through several seasons of ad campaigns. Now, though, they're ready to take the romance to the next level. That's right: Longchamp got down on one knee and asked Kate to design some bags.
Sadly, WWD doesn't have much information other than an in-store launch date (February 11th) and a teaser for a big story about the collaboration next Tuesday, which means that for now all we can do is speculate. Think we'll see leather bags with Moss-approved details? Or is this more about redoing Longchamp's ubiquitous "Le Pliage" tote in some new, Mossy nylon prints?
· Kate Moss to Design for Longchamp [WWD]