Kate Moss’s Jubilee Union Jack Blazer Is a Rare Piece of Fashion History

Today in London, the stars have come out to celebrate the final day of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend with a carnival-like pageant through the streets of London all the way up to Buckingham Palace. But even among the illustrious lineup of celebrities attending the spectacle all dressed up, one fashion icon stood head and shoulders above the rest: Kate Moss.

Kate Moss with Charlotte Tilbury and Phoebe Dynevor attend the Charlotte Tilbury event at Claridge’s yesterday ahead of the Party at the Palace.Photo: Getty Images

Attending the event with her friend Charlotte Tilbury, who hosted a party at Claridge’s before the parade kicked off and served as the event’s official beauty partner, Moss wore a silk bias-cut slip dress in black and a pair of red Vivienne Westwood stilettos, before adding layers of her signature boho-inflected necklaces. But the star piece was the Union Jack blazer Moss wore to top it off—and if the piece looked at all familiar, that might be because it isn’t the first time Moss has worn it.

Indeed, the jacket is a rare piece of fashion history, originally worn by Moss herself on the Paris runway for John Galliano’s spring 1993 collection, which paid tribute to British fashion history and naval prowess with its bustiers, bustles, military jackets, and bold hairstyles that recalled tricorn hats. Galliano at the time was famous for recompensing his models with clothing from his own collections, which might explain how the piece (or a similar version) made its way into Moss’s treasure trove of a wardrobe.