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For the cover of their May 2011 issue, Harper's Bazaar have doubled up with two covers starring Kate Moss. Based on the theme of "fashion royalty," the issue celebrates the Queen of the modelling world, a.k.a. Moss, as well as Alexander McQueen who will be honoured this year at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute. So it seems appropriate that Kate wear two incredible McQueen gowns - a ruffled organza piece which she first wore as a hologram in McQueen's A/W 2006 show, and a flouncy white dress designed by Sarah Burton.

Inside the mag, Moss recalls the first time she met McQueen: "It was all a bit of a blur - I was doing a lot of shows at the time. I can't even remember the first show I did for him, but I remember the first show he did in New York. It was raining, everyone was outside, and I said, 'Lee, you've got to get Anna Wintour in!' He didn't care. It was all chaos."

"There's never ever going to be anybody like him. His was the most exciting show to see ever, even if you weren't there. I would hear about it on the phone and hear Lee and hear everyone. There was so much tension, but we had the best laughs. He was a dear friend of mine. I miss him terribly."

She also discusses the clothes McQueen gave to her before he died, "There are a few he gave me before he died," she says." I went to give him his Christmas present and he gave me a lot of stuff. He was saying, 'You've got to have this. He gave me a black dress and a fur that I wore to his funeral. Before the funeral, I was going through my wardrobe thinking, 'What am I going to wear?' It's weird, now that I think about it - almost like he kind of knew."

If that doesn't send shivers down your spine I don't know what will!

As for the rumour that Burton is also creating Kate Middleton's wedding dress, HB's Lucy Yeomans says, "When we shot the story we had no idea Sarah Burton would emerge as a front-runner for making 'the other Kate's' wedding dress."

[via Harper's Bazaar / Daily Mail]