13:30 21 September 2006
Kate Moss has signed a multi-million pound deal to design a new clothing range for top British fashion chain Topshop.
The supermodel is teaming up with the high street giant to produce her own clothes line, in a deal worth a reputed £3 million.
Topshop owner Philip Green, head of the company's parent group Arcadia, said: "Kate has a unique position as a true fashion icon and I look forward to helping develop 'Kate Moss for Topshop' into a global brand."
Topshop bosses are confident the collection - which will be available in the chain's 308 stores from next spring - will help establish the company in America, where it will open its first stores next year.
Kate - whose career has gone from strength to strength since her cocaine scandal last year - admits she is very "excited" to be working with one of her favourite brands.
The catwalk queen, who is dating drug addicted rocker Pete Doherty, said: "I have always been a big Topshop fan and regularly shop there. I love what they stand for and am very excited about working with them. It's going to be great fun."
Since photographs of Kate snorting cocaine were published last year she has landed lucrative contracts with several top brands, including Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Calvin Klein and Christian Dior.
Her annual income is now believed to be more than £30million.
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