COMEBACK TRAIL: Is western getting chic again? A couple of Tom Ford’s assistants at Gucci were scouring vintage shops in Dallas Thursday for western-style clothing. The pair picked up a Seventies brown women’s suit with elaborate peacock-feather beading and four Fifties and Seventies men’s stitched-yoke shirts at Gratitude, a jam-packed shop in the Oak Lawn neighborhood. Escorted by Derrill Osborn, former senior vice president and general merchandise manager of Neiman Marcus, the posse was headed to at least three more vintage stores in the city on its hunt for western fashion.

MOSS AND ROSS: Kate Moss and Liberty Ross have filed a suit against Emap, publisher of the monthly fashion title, The Face, to acquire tape recordings made during a shoot they did for the February 2002 edition of the magazine. The two models have asked London’s High Court to demand that the magazine give them the recordings of their conversations during the shoot, according to documents filed at the court in London. Moss and Ross, who stipulated in their contracts that they were not to be interviewed during the fashion shoot, also say they are owed damages for the infringement of their privacy, and/or breach of confidence. A spokeswoman for Emap declined to comment.

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