SHE may be about to turn 40 but Kate Moss keeps her place as one of the world’s highest-paid supermodels.
The Croydon-born fashion icon is estimated to have earned £3.72million in the last year.
It makes her the oldest model on Forbes magazine’s annual list of the highest-paid beauties who grace the catwalk and fashion magazines.
Kate, whose birthday is in January, was in fourth place, two places down on last year. A loss of contracts, such as one with jeweller David Yurman, saw her earnings dip by £2 million.
But Forbes said: “At 39, the neo-hippie waif can still rock the bad-girl image while maintaining her title as fashion’s most in-demand supermodel.”
Ivan Bart, managing director of IMG, the New York-based modelling agency representing Kate, said she still has “enormous presence”.
He said: “She’s still doing a lot of modelling and business around the world. She’s not very ‘in-your-face’ in the US but she’s got a number of English and European associations.” But Kate’s income from June 2012 to June 2013 paled compared to Brazilian Gisele Bundchen, who took over from her as the face of David Yurman.
She was named the top-earning supermodel for the seventh consecutive year, with an income of £27.4 million.
Lucrative contracts with Vogue eyewear and deals with Versace and Rimmel helped to pull in the millions for Gisele, 33.
She replaced Beyonce as the face of H&M and also became the front woman for Chanel perfume.
Australian Miranda Kerr, wife of actor Orlando Bloom, was the biggest riser on the list. She rocketed to second from seventh, earning £4.7million. The 30-year-old has contracts with Qantas and her own skincare range.
Lara Stone, wife of comedian David Walliams, is 10th, pulling in £2.09million.
The top 10 are: Gisele Bundchen £27.4m; Miranda Kerr £4.7m; Adriana Lima £3.8m; Kate Moss £3.72m; Liu Wen £3m; Hilary Rhoda £2.55m; Carolyn Murphy £2.3m; Joan Smalls £2.23m; Candice Swanepoel £2.1m and Lara Stone £2.09m.