'I've never done heroin': Kate Moss explains in new book she did not take the drug and was not an anorexic model
11:51 GMT, 27 October 2012
Clean living: Kate Moss said she never took heroin and was never anorexic
She has been a British fashion icon for just over 20 years, but Kate Moss wasn't always the world's most confident woman.
In 1993 she faced a storm of criticism when she was labelled as the leader of a new look nicknamed 'heroin chic'.
However, the 38-year-old has strenuously denied ever using the drug and claims that she never really cared about what people thought of her.
In her new autobiography, Kate: The Kate Moss Book, she lifts the lid on how she dealt with the damaging accusations that she said were false.
She said in the book, serialised by the Daily Mirror: 'If I was anorexic or if I was on heroin, maybe I would have been a bit more ‘oh dear!
'But I wasn’t any of those things that they were painting me to be.'
At the time, even US President Bill Clinton weighed in on the debate and commented on her slim figure and alleged drug use, but Kate never once commented it before now.
Kate said: 'It didn’t have anything to do with who I was at all, so I never really thought about it. I just thought, the people who know me know the truth.'
The peak: Kate, pictured in 1993, was once labelled as heroin chic for her extremely slim look and style
Slim chance: US President Bill Clinton also commented on Kate's weight and alleged drug use, at the time
The reason the model never spoke out publicly to defend herself was because she followed advice by her then boyfriend Johnny Depp.
The Pirates Of The Caribbean actor told her to 'never complain' and 'never explain'.
It is for that reason that Kate still to this day doesn't use any social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook.
She believes that by not speaking out and denying every untruth creates a mystery around her which works to her advantage.
Happy holidays: Kate, pictured on Friday, was seen getting in the Halloween spirit by buying a pumpkin