KATE MOSS CHANNELS ELVIS: Kate Moss will appear — singing “The Wonder of You” — in an Elvis-themed video that’s set to be released in the U.K. on Friday.
The black-and-white video sees Moss singing along to Presley’s song performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. She’s dressed in a series of outfits inspired by Presley’s style signatures, from leather suits to embellished shirts.
The video begins with a close-up on a black leather jumpsuit, a custom-made piece created for Moss to reference the leather suit Presley made famous in his 1968 Comeback Special.
The supermodel, clad in the leather jumpsuit, is seen singing at London’s famous Abbey Road Studios, where “The Wonder of You: Elvis Presley with The Royal Philarmonic Orchestra” album, featuring Elvis’ vocal performances alongside new orchestral accompaniment, was recorded. She then goes on to lounge on vintage sofas, and a piano, dressed in an embroidered shirt and fishnet tights. She’s also filmed wearing more high-glamour looks, such as a crystal-embellished white gown and a sequinned top with matching leather shorts.
“I was so excited to be asked to be involved in this project — anything for Elvis,” Moss said.
This isn’t the first time that Moss has exercised her vocal chords in the name of Elvis: During the launch of Charlotte Tilbury’s new perfume in Covent Garden, Moss joined singer Candi Staton on an impromptu performance of Presley’s “Suspicious Minds.”
Vaughan Arnell, director at the production company Moxie Pictures, created the concept for the video based on the striking resemblance he observed between some of Moss’ most famous fashion shoots and imagery of Elvis Presley. Arnell has previously created music videos for the likes of Robbie Williams, One Direction and James Blunt.
In addition to appearing in the video, Moss has been expanding her creative scope beyond modeling in a number of ways this year. She designed a collection in partnership with Equipment and Net-a-porter last spring and launched her own talent agency, named Kate Moss Agency, in order to use her industry insights to manage young creatives’ careers.