No party in the early noughties was complete without Kate Moss and her curly-haired hairdresser pal, James Brown in attendance – but things have been a little rocky between them in the years since.
Thanks to his association with Kate, James managed to build up a big celebrity client list and start his own haircare business. Then, all of a sudden, it disappeared. His salon failed, he stopped doing celebrity hair and he wasn’t pictured again with Kate for years.
What happened? When James launched his own line of products, one of his team used a photo of Kate in the promo material without thinking to ask her. Kate’s agency promptly sued and won huge damages. Damages which gutted the business.
In all the fallout, Kate’s whole crowd turned on him, no-one hired him to do their hair anymore, so the salon went south and Brown retreated to live on a farm in Ireland.
Seems as if it’s all water under the bridge now though, as photos of Kate and James together at parties have recently started appearing on Kate’s agency Insta.