A Baby Kate Moss Covers the Debut Issue of 'L'Officiel' Spain

Talk about a throwback.
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Talk about a throwback.
Photo: L'Officiel Spain Facebook

Photo: L'Officiel Spain Facebook

Kate Moss has appeared on countless September covers at this point in her career, and while many of the accompanying stories have granted readers a rare look into her private life — her official wedding photos served as main editorial for Vogue's Sept. 2011 issue — her latest feature might be her most personal yet.

For its debut issue, L'Officiel Spain knew it needed to grab attention on the newsstand. But instead of a ubiquitous "Instagirl" or an A-list celebrity, the magazine decided to go with the ultimate throwback, using a photo of Kate Moss from the '80s (a yearbook photo, according to the Internet), when she was just a normal, slightly awkward preteen. The theme of the issue is "Kate the Great," and aside from Moss, it features some of history's most iconic women with the name, including Catherine Deneuve, Katharine Graham (who helped lead the coverage of the Watergate scandal at The Washington Post) and Katherine Johnson, the American physicist and space scientist who helped to put the first man on the moon.

The magazine unveiled its first cover on Wednesday via its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages, which still have a relatively small following. As for what to expect from future issues, L'Officiel Spain's media kit claims its "woman" aligns with the likes of Joan Didion, Marie Curie, Amelia Earhart, Katherine Hepburn, Nina Simone, Barbarella and Wilma Flintstone (?), meaning there's probably something inside for everyone. We'll have to wait until the issue hits newsstands next week to see if it includes more photos of Moss's childhood, but as far as we're concerned, this cover is a must-have for the model's biggest fans.