There was a lot to love about the Brits Awards 2014 – Prince making an appearance, Harry Styles being late to collect an award because he was 'having a wee', and Alex Turner's snarky acceptance speech – but our favourite moment by far was Kate Moss collecting David Bowie's award for Best British Male.
While Beyonce's 'secret' performance was let out of the bag by James Corden before the show, Kate Moss's appearance was well and truly a surprise – the supermodel even avoided the red carpet to keep her appearance under wraps.
Noel Gallagher, who announced Bowie's win, preceded Kate's arrival by telling the crowd: 'You maniacs didn't think David Bowie was actually going to be here? David Bowie's too cool for that - he doesn't do this s***. David Bowie has sent his representative on earth. The one and only Kate Moss is going to receive this award on his behalf.'
And wearing a vintage David Bowie jumpsuit lent by the V&A, which was originally worn by Bowie during his Ziggy Stardust years at a gig in 1972, Kate couldn't have been a better representative – no wonder that David personally asked Kate to pick up his award. Finishing her the outfit with a pair of towering patent Louboutins, Kate worked the stage like a true pro.
But Mossy not only collected David's award on his behalf while he stayed in New York, but she was tasked with reading the singer's acceptance speech, too. Famously tight-lipped, any time we get to hear the super speak, we're enthralled.
Addressing the O2 audience, Kate said: 'Good evening ladies and gentleman, David has asked me to say this. 'In Japanese myth the rabbits from my old costume that Kate's wearing live on the moon.
'Kate comes from Venus and I from Mars, so that's nice. I'm completely delighted to have a Brit for being the best male, but I am, aren't I Kate? I think it's a great way to end the day.'
The short speech ended on an unexpected political note as David urged Scotland, via Kate, to 'stay with us.'
'Thank you very, very much and Scotland - stay with us.' Kate said.
Now the only thing cooler than that, would have been Bowie being there in the flesh. Maybe next year...
By Olivia Marks
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