Kate Moss by Takashi Murakami

Fine, New York Times and W magazine, Gothamist surrenders: Kate Moss transcends fashion and she's some sort of other icon. That combination of sour supermodel personality, past A-list celebrity relationship, and questionable friendships do make Kate Moss more famous than just clothes hanger. So the face and body that launched at least a thousand eating disorders is deified via a 40-page spread in W magazine where seventeen artists and photographers had to reimagine the new mommy in their own ways. Contributors included Chuck Close, Richard Prince, Tom Sachs, Takashi Murakami, Craig McDean, Bruce Weber and Mario Sorrenti (Moss' ex who helped launch her as heroin chic model du jour). The slide show on the Times article is cool, with some of the photographs. Gothamist especially likes the Chuck Close and this Takashi Murakami rendering. To be Murakami'd - now that's fame.