Kate Moss has, once again, done what she does best: insult the general public.
This time, she has taken her claws to married women, by stating, in an interview, that although British women show too much flesh, her husband would go ‘mental’ if she looked like a typical wife.
And the general public has also done what it does best: gasp in horror and take offence. Let’s be honest, it doesn’t take a lot, does it?
But girl-folk everywhere have criticised what they have taken to be a dig at married women.
So what exactly are you implying, Kate, in suggesting that we dress like ‘wives’? Forgive me for my ignorance, but I’m not even sure what that means anymore.
And not only am I not sure what that means anymore, but I was under the impression that, you, too, Mrs Hince, dress like a wife.
For if dressing like a ‘wife’ is supposed to conjure up a Stepford Wives image of modestly cute flowery dresses and the like, then Mrs Hince, I am afraid you are guilty as charged. For lest we forget the Pete Doherty era (2005-2007), in which tea dresses became your thing, so much so, even, that they made up an integral part of your Topshop range.
And what about your, perhaps less enviable, ‘heroin chic’ look which you so famously popularised? Do you really think you are the only ‘wife’ with this look? Nicole Richie, Victoria Beckham; both married.
Your hotly criticised love for animal fur? Unfortunately you are not alone. Jennifer Lopez, Kelis, Mary J Blige, Liz hurly, Madonna, Aretha Franklin; all fur-wearing wives/ex-wives.
Your obvious desperation to distance yourself from ‘dressing like a wife’ becomes obvious through your stating that you dress like a rock chick for your husband, as if this is the furthest thing from spouse-style. But need I remind you that both Pink and Avril Lavigne were both married?
And finally, you may think that by wearing cut-off denim shorts and flashing the flesh, there is absolutely no way that anybody could view you as a ‘wife’ through your fashion, but I hate to break it to you – Katie Price is about to embark on her third marriage.
So women everywhere, do not be insulted by Mrs Hince’s words. After all, when implying that we Brits ‘dress like wives’, she is obviously referring to our love of her Topshop and Mango collections.