Cocaine Was The Best That Ever Happened To Kate Moss

For her career that is. I’ll only say this once – cocaine is not glamorous kiddies, so don’t try it at home. Ms. Moss is set to make about double what she was earning from posing for money, prior to the cocaine mishap.

Six months after those pictures, US label Calvin Klein is the latest big name to court the supermodel, increasing her post-Pete Doherty earnings to £9.4m a year

The supermodel Kate Moss is on the verge of signing one of the most lucrative contracts of her career just six months after a cocaine scandal had appeared to end her reign as Britain’s most successful model.

Her publicist confirmed yesterday that Moss, 32, is in talks over a deal thought to be worth close to $2.6m (£1.5m) with the US fashion giant Calvin Klein – boosting her earnings to around £9m a year, almost double that before she was photographed snorting cocaine.

She is also likely to be reunited with the fashion house Burberry, which ended her contract following the drug revelations.Far from destroying her career, however, the publicity has, if anything, enhanced it. Moss is now earning more than ever before. Her lost contracts have been more than compensated for with multi-million-dollar deals with Longchamps, Bulgari and Virgin mobile – her TV ads boosted sales of Richard Branson’s mobile phones by 12 per cent.

You may ask, when is a scandal a good one? Drugs and alcohol are typically the most forgiving of the scandals. A sex tape will pretty much only boost your career, unless you’re Tom Sizemore. A gay sex scandal is pretty much poison; just ask Clay Aiken. So yeah, if you’re career is on the downturn, but you’re not down and out (Tom Sizemore once again), a drug scandal or stay in rehab can only do wonders for your marketability.

New deal for Kate Mo$$ [The Independent]