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[The Guardian Online] Double standards in the fashion industry: Kate Moss and drug use. (23 Sep 2005)

URL: http://www.guardian.co.uk/drugs/Story/0,2763,15767...

This article by the Guardian's fashion editor deals with double standards in the fashion industry as illustrated by the exposing of model Kate Moss's cocaine use.

The article concludes: 'There is a world of difference between hinting at naughtiness - calling it decadence, bohemianism, partying - and having drug-use laid bare. Now the line between that fantasy and reality has been crossed, fashion has become retrospectively moralistic, however implausibly. In nurturing the associations of decadence in the image of Kate Moss, the fashion industry was playing with fire; it is Moss, it seems, who has ended up getting burned.'

Item Type:News
Source:The Guardian Online
Date:23 September 2005
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Subjects:B Drugs and alcohol substances > Cocaine
VA Geographic area > International aspects

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