Golden Girl Kate Moss Esquire Cover 1993

This month Kate Moss is Esquire's cover star, the first time she's been photographed for the front of an existing men's magazine in 20 years since, well, us again, in 1993.

The world was a different place back then – a quick glance at our contents page from that landmark issue reveals that Ronnie O'Sullivan is an up-and-coming snooker prodigy, Michael Jordan is about to hang up his Nike Airs and retire (for the first time) and Mr. Blobby's Mr. Blobby is number one in the music charts (actually, we had to look that one up).

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One thing that hasn't changed since 1993 though is Miss Moss. Enigmatic, beautiful – and in this case, painted head-to-toe in gold – she was as compelling a cover star aged 19 as she has proven to be again in 2013. 

To celebrate her enduring appeal, here are the photographs from that famous shoot. We couldn't have imagined back then that it would take two decades to lure her back, but there you go. Some things are worth waiting for.

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