Kate Moss says she felt pressured into posing topless when she was younger
Kate Moss has said that she felt pressured into posing topless when she was younger.
The model said that early in her career, she often felt that she had to pose for shoots topless and that she "didn't like it at all."
Speaking to Megyn Kelly on US talk show Today, Moss said there was a "pressure" to have less clothing on during a shoot.
”I worked with a woman photographer, Corinne Day, and she always liked me with no top on. I did not like it at all when I first started.
"Mario was my boyfriend so I was kind of used to it, but I still was always like, 'Can I just put some clothes on?' But that was the job and so we just kind of did it."
Mario Sorrenti began working with Moss in the 1990s, eventually becoming her boyfriend and the person responsible for her iconic '93 Calvin Klein campaign.
But despite her intimate relationship with the photographer, Moss said she wasn't comfortable with the frequency she was told to be topless.
Moss said that she wouldn't let her 15-year-old daughter, Lila Grace, pose the way she used to pose when she was younger.
"(Now, models) don't have to do it if they don't want to do it.
"I wouldn't let my daughter do it. I look at her now and she is 15 and to think I was going topless at her age, it's crazy."
This comes after Vogue announced that they were going to stop hiring models under the age of 18.
The fashion magazine made the change to stop the promotion of young, "vulnerable" models, who are too often competing for work in an industry "where they have little control."
The move comes as a bid to make the fashion industry less exploitative and safer for underage women.