If you’ve seen the portrait of supermodel Kate Moss wearing nothing but my jewelry (ok, she had black panties on which you can't see), you might have wondered how that photograph came about. It was shot by the iconic American fashion photographer, Francesco Scavullo (1921-2004), who was famous for his magazine covers and celebrity portraits.
The year was 1993. I was deciding which top model to use for a full page ad in Women’s Wear Daily to promote myself along with my New York showroom, Fragments. The choice was between Cindy Crawford, one of the top models at the time, or a relatively new, up and coming talent by the name of Kate Moss. The choice is obvious now, and I’m glad I made it. This image is now one of the many favorite photographs of this iconic supermodel, who still graces magazine covers, ads, and is a popular celebrity. She also designs a line of clothing for the trendy fashion shop Topshop. She has an edgy chic style and is a glamour icon that inspires many, including myself!
KATE MOSS WEARING NOTHING
BUT MARY B HETZ JEWELRY
PHOTOGRAPHED BY SCAVULLO - MAY, 1993
The photographer, Scavullo, was also shooting a cover for Cosmopolitan magazine that same day using Kate. She wore my jewelry in that shoot as well which is how my jewelry appeared on one of Cosmo’s most famous covers. See Cosmo cover on my press page.
Here are just a few of Scavullo’s other famous portraits of celebrities: