Kate Moss, one of the most photographed and iconic women of all time, has stepped into the shoes of one of the most iconic men of all time – Elvis Presley
Kate Moss channels the spirit of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll for the accompanying video to The Wonder of You by Elvis Presley with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the final track on the massive number one album of the same name. With clothes and imagery that draw inspiration from existing Elvis photographs and footage, the video is the first original music video for an Elvis Presley track produced in this decade.
Filmed at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in north west London, where the album was recorded, the video was conceptualised by Vaughan Arnell of Moxie Pictures, who discovered a striking resemblance between classic Elvis Presley images and some of Kate Moss’ most famous fashion shots.
‘I was so excited to be asked to be involved in this project, anything for Elvis…’ said Kate Moss.
Brought to life in stunning black and white, the video features Kate Moss lip-syncing to the famous track in styles inspired by four memorable Elvis Presley looks including the black leather suit made famous in his 1968 Comeback Special. The modern interpretation has been recreated as a custom-made jumpsuit, in which Kate Moss opens the video with a close up of one of the UK’s most-famous bottoms swaying to the beat.
The video premiered in the UK on Friday 9 December at 9am. Watch it below:
The album debuted at No.1 in the UK Album Charts, officially making Elvis the biggest solo artist in UK music history having amassed 13 Number 1 albums – the most ever for a solo artist overtaking the record previously set by Madonna.
The Wonder Of You spans a variety of musical styles that Elvis embraced, from rock and gospel to country and ballads, featuring beloved Presley classics along with several surprises. Standout tracks include a sultry new version of the A Big Hunk O’ Love, the glorious Amazing Grace, Kentucky Rain, and a stunning new take on the classic Always On My Mind.