Kate Moss' lucrative modelling career is reportedly in jeopardy after a British newspaper published photographs appearing to show her snorting cocaine yesterday (15SEP05).

The Daily Mirror depicted the British supermodel in a series of low quality snaps, purportedly taking the hard drug during a recording studio session with her singer boyfriend Pete Doherty's band BABYSHAMBLES - and a number of fashion houses are reconsidering their contracts with Moss.

The UK beauty recently secured a $1.8 (GBP1 million) deal to advertise a new range of H + M clothing designed by Stella Mccartney but the Swedish high street retailer is reeling from the claims levelled against Moss.

A spokesperson says, "This has come as a shock to us. It's very sad. We don't know what will happen at the moment. We are in talks with her agent to find out the facts and will make a decision after that."

Moss earns an estimated yearly income of $7.2 million (GBP4 million) from a series of longstanding contracts with Burberry, Christian Dior, Rimmel, H Stern and Chanel - and representatives for most her employers have refused to comment on the scandal.

When asked if Kate Moss still worked with Dior, a spokesperson replied, "Good question. I can't answer that."

Moss has always strenuously denied rumours she takes drugs, and won a libel case against British newspaper the Sunday Mirror in July (05) over an article it published claiming she collapsed in Barcelona, Spain, in 2001 following a cocaine binge.