How does a coke-free supermodel celebrate her 32nd birthday? With a 15-hour drinking binge.
Miss Moss, who insists she is too busy to meet detectives, was in the French capital for the serious business of celebrating her 32nd birthday.
The celebration involved a 15-hour drinking session including champagne, cocktails … and more champagne. The woman now known as Cocaine Kate had insisted this year’s celebrations would be quieter than previous birthdays.
Not such a difficult feat, given that the guest list for her 30th included Jade Jagger, Grace Jones, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin, the artist Tracey Emin and designers Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney. That party, in a suite at Claridge’s Hotel in London, apparently culminated in a wild orgy.
This time, perhaps wary of Miss Moss’ current negative image, few of her famous chums bothered to attend. Undeterred, and despite having only recently emerged from a rehab clinic, she showed a huge thirst as she embarked on a marathon celebration.
Miss Moss, whose three-year-old daughter Lila Grace is believed to have stayed in California with a babysitter, joined four friends in the hotel’s lavish Bar Vendome for a ‘champagne tea’ at 3pm on Saturday. The posse, which included Davinia Taylor and her husband Dave Gardner, then moved upstairs to the model’s Â£700-a-night suite. They downed more vintage champagne and generally made a racket until complaints from fellow guests forced them to pipe down.
Having opened a few presents – including a Â£1,000 Alice Temperley dress – Miss Moss and friends were first into the hotel’s smaller bar – the Hemingway – when it opened at 6.30pm. In a pink shawl and black trousers, she gulped down a cocktail then returned to her room to get changed. Two hours later, in black dress and red stilettos, she led the group out of the hotel through a back exit.
In a blacked-out Mercedes, they sped to a friend’s house on the banks of the Seine, ahead of the chasing paparazzi. At one point their car was travelling at 90mph in the city’s Pont d’Alma – the tunnel in which Diana, Princess of Wales was killed nine years ago.
Miraculously, Kate Moss survived the drive through the tunnel. Miracles really do happen.
See Kate Moss ride in a limo, after the jump.
Kate, the 15-hour party girl [Daily Mail]
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