Kate Moss Wore an Even More Daring Version of Her Iconic '90s Naked Dress


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Finding a fashion editor whose brain isn't an encyclopedia of Kate Moss looks from the '90s is about as rare as a Vivienne Westwood corset that costs less than $1000 secondhand. It's practically a bullet point in our job descriptions. So when I saw the supermodel's graphite-colored, vintage "naked" dress from Turner Vintage that she wore on Wednesday night to celebrate her appointment as creative director of Diet Coke (iconic), my mind went straight to another, albeit slightly tamer, silhouette she wore nearly 30 years prior.

Yes, I'm talking about Moss's completely sheer, silver slip that she wore in September of 1993 to an Elite Model Agency party in London. Often included in any evolution of the naked dress story, the shimmering maxi, according to Moss, wasn't intentionally revealing. In a video for British Vogue, the model recalls that she didn't know that the dress was see-through until the day after the party when photos of her in it were printed in the paper. "It was the flash that made it look naked because actually the fabric I was wearing, I didn’t think was that see-through, but obviously it was," she said. 

Though different, there's a clear through-line from one dress to the other. See them both and shop the sheer-dress trend that Moss helped to shape below. 


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Eliza Huber is a New York City–based fashion editor who specializes in trend reporting, brand discovery, and celebrity style. She joined Who What Wear in 2021 after almost four years on the fashion editorial team at Refinery29, the job she took after graduating with a marketing degree from the University of Iowa. She has since launched two monthly columns, Let's Get a Room and Ways to Wear; profiled the likes of Dakota Fanning, Diane Kruger, Katie Holmes, and Sabrina Carpenter for WWW's monthly cover features; and reported on everything from the relationship between Formula One and fashion to the top trends from fashion month, season after season. Eliza now lives on the Upper West Side and spends her free time researching F1 fashion imagery for her side Instagram accounts @thepinnacleoffashion and @f1paddockfits, running in Central Park, and scouring eBay for '90s Prada and '80s Yves Saint Laurent.