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British supermodel Kate Moss strikes a renaissance pose at the Ritz Paris and gets nostalgic about her relationship with Johnny Depp.
BY Belinda White | 21 March 2012
Just before the Ritz Paris closed its doors to undergo a two-year renovation (and before a major fire broke out in the underground car park nearly destroying the whole building), there was just time for supermodel Kate Moss to pose for an American Vogue tribute to the legendary hotel.
Dressed in a series of fairytale outfits fit for a princess, Moss also spoke of her own treasured memories of the hotel, which date back to her relationship with Hollywood actor, Johnny Depp.
"He always stayed there," she said. "I had an apartment in Paris at the time, but he said, 'No, we're staying at the Ritz,' so he came by and swept me up to the Ritz - he didn't want to slum it in my apartment."
And in typical party animal style, Kate also gives a special mention to the cocktail bar:
"I drink the French 76: vodka, sugar, lemon juice topped up with champagne; it's the best drink ever, but it only tastes like that in the Hemingway Bar," she said.
"Colin [Field, Ritz Paris' head bartender] made it for my wedding. It doesn't taste at all strong - and then, whoa, whoops-a-daisy!"
The shoot took place in the Coco Chanel suite - where the fashion designer lived in her later life - which provides the perfect backdrop for photographer Tim Walker's fantastical imagery which features a bathtub of pink bubbles, Kate seated amid mountains of Chanel bags and dripping in haute couture collections by Dior, Alexander McQueen, Chanel, Armani, Giambattista Valli, Armani and Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci.