Kate Moss at Cafe Lipp, Paris, Vogue Italia

1993, Printed Later
Archival Pigment Photograph

Signed, titled, dated and numbered from edition of 25 on verso.

Arthur Elgort’s photograph “Kate Moss at Café Lipp in Paris” captures an iconic moment of spontaneous charm and effortless cool. Featured in Italian Vogue, the image exudes the timeless allure of Parisian chic. As Moss strolls through the streets of Paris with Elgort, they chance upon Café Lipp. Moss, embodying her trademark rebellious spirit, saunters into the café, lighting a cigarette with nonchalant grace.

What follows is a scene of impromptu audacity as Moss clambers onto a table where the maitre d’ and waitstaff are gathered for a pre-opening meeting. With a mischievous twinkle in her eye, Moss commands attention, her presence electrifying the atmosphere. Elgort, renowned for his ability to capture candid moments of spontaneity, immortalizes this scene with his lens.

The photograph pulsates with the energy of youth and rebellion, juxtaposed against the timeless elegance of Parisian café culture. Moss’s uninhibited gesture on the table symbolizes a defiance of convention, a celebration of freedom and individuality. Elgort’s composition skillfully balances the intimacy of the moment with the grandeur of the café’s surroundings, creating a tableau that is at once intimate and larger than life.

“Kate Moss at Café Lipp in Paris” is more than just a photograph; it is a testament to the enduring allure of Paris, the magnetic charisma of Kate Moss, and Arthur Elgort’s unparalleled ability to capture the essence of a fleeting moment in time.