Kate Moss was discovered in 1988 when she was only 14 years old, but it was only when she posed for Calvin Klein in the early 1990s that her career catapulted to supermodel heights. And yes, she is straddling and embracing Mark Wahlberg---then known as rapper Marky Mark---in the photos below.
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So we’re bringing you back to the 90s, a time when buxom supermodels Cindy Crawford and Claudia Schiffer were queens of the modelling industry. And then the very young and waif-like Kate Moss came into the picture, ushering in the heroin chic look as the new trend.
Herb Ritts’s black-and-white photos of Kate Moss and Mark Wahlberg in their underwear (and jeans) were feverishly controversial. The public generally did not approve of Moss’s half-naked thin physique on print and shunned Wahlberg’s crotch grabbing, obviously protecting the interest of impressionable teenagers. The controversy only helped ascertain that these two figures would indeed become famous. Mark Wahlberg became one of Calvin Klein’s most recognizable faces in 1992, and Kate Moss remains as an unquestionable fashion icon to this day.