Is Kate Moss The Most Important Model Ever?

We can't help but be in awe of Kate Moss even though we know way better. (In case you need a refresher on why you should hate her: She is "too short" to be a model at only 5'7", made "heroin chic" cool, dated Pete Doherty, and launched into the most successful period of her life after being photographed doing coke.) Yes, it should be easy to hate Kate Moss. But my God: How can you? She's an amazing model. Just look at the the history of her magazine covers. She is living proof that there is an art to modeling. Everyone from America's Next Top Model contestants to the reigning look-alike Estonian girls on the runways can suck it. Behold some of Kate's finest, after the jump.

Is Kate Moss The Most Important Model Ever?


L: Such innocence! Such purity! What "heroin chic"? Kate looks wholesome and pure and amazingly Twiggy-like on the cover of Vogue UK.
R: On the cover of W Kate embodies the girl next door. And by that I mean the sly seductress who will steal your man away without even trying.

Is Kate Moss The Most Important Model Ever?


L: You know how on Top Model Tyra is always telling the girls that there is a way to do sexy that actually comforts women, instead of making them feel terrified and insufficient? Case in point.
R: The aforementioned sexy that makes me feel way threatened and way way insufficient.

Is Kate Moss The Most Important Model Ever?


L: I just see this and think, I want this girl to baby-sit my children!
R: I just see this and think, Yeah — I would turn Lezebel for that!

Is Kate Moss The Most Important Model Ever?


L: Otherworldly.
R: Salt of the earth.

Is Kate Moss The Most Important Model Ever?


L: No one owns that Eve-esque combo of innocence and guilt quite like Kate.
R: And no one owns that femme fatale vibe quite like Kate, either.

A chronological sampling of Kate Moss's magazine covers from 1992 to now. Prepare to be blown away. [OhNoTheyDidn't]