Roxy Music’s Bryan Ferry enlisted the help of Kate Moss to represent a modern day Olympia for his solo album of the same name earlier this year. Now the cover art photographed by Adam Whitehead has been named the one of the Best Album Covers of 2010 by GigWise, along with the likes of Kanye West and the Gorillaz. Ferry reportedly showered the supermodel with beautiful things for the shoot: “The designer, Gideon Ponte, built a fantastic set with the finest linen and the perfect bed,” Ferry said in an interview. “Shoes and dresses were flown in from Paris, jewellery escorted by security guards, flowers were everywhere and we had a supporting cast of thousands.”
Moss was also an “obvious choice” for the role of a modern day interpretation of the painting of Olympia by Edouard Manet. “Kate has long been the ‘femme fatale’ of our age, as controversial as she is beautiful and the most glamorous female icon since Marilyn Monroe,” Ferry added.
Behind the scenes of Kate Moss as Olympia for Bryan Ferry
Bryan Ferry’s exhibition of Adam Whitehead’s photographs of Kate Moss as Olympia at Philips de Pury, London