Crowds queued for hours in New York for the new Topshop collection designed by Kate Moss, proving her popularity extends well beyond the UK's borders.

A limited edition of her range of clothes, including barely-there shorts, full length dresses and see through floaty tops, went on sale at the upmarket Manhattan store Barneys this week after an exclusive launch party to celebrate.

Last week saw near-hysteria as shoppers turned out in force for the launch of the range at London's Oxford Street store. Then the crowds were treated with a glimpse of Moss as she modelled in a store window, but in New York they were not so lucky.

However, not one to miss a party, Moss attended her launch bash at the store the night before the clothes went on sale before reportedly moving on with fellow guests to a party at the Gramercy Park hotel.

Barneys' decision to stock the designs is a tell-tale sign of how highly the model is regarded in the fashion world; other ranges sold in the store include the designs of Marc Jacobs, Marni and Diane von Furstenburg.

If the 'Moss appeal' was not enough to entice shoppers into the store, then the dedicated Kate Moss window displays No Doubt helped things along.

While in New York, Moss also attended the Costume Institute gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Monday night along with fellow celebrities Lindsay Lohan, Cameron Diaz, Kirsten Dunst and Liv Tyler.

10/05/2007 12:18:30