September 25, 2006 12:00 PM

Even through a year of personal ups and downs, Moss has never missed a beat in the wardrobe department. Always on the cutting edge, she transcends It Girl status and is nothing short of muse material. Designers try to put the Moss mystique into words:

• Kate the magician: “There’s something magical about Kate,” says Burberry designer Christopher Bailey. “She has a knack for making something her own. She’s inspiring to be around.”

• Kate the professional: “She is strong yet vulnerable,” says designer David Yurman. “Her distinctive style and inner beauty come through in all the different emotions required in our campaign. I love the way she reacts on-set to my jewelry. She’s always styling.”

• Kate the icon: “Kate is timeless,” says Francisco Costa, creative director of Calvin Klein. “She was gorgeous when Calvin first used her, and she’s even more gorgeous now.”

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