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THE MUSIC OF MOSS: Clearly serious about protecting all aspects of her oeuvre, Kate Moss has joined the U.K.’s Performing Rights Society, the organization that collects royalties for composers and songwriters every time their music is played. A spokeswoman for the PRS confirmed that Moss — who cowrote songs with her ex-flame, Pete Doherty — registered with the society. An industry source close to Moss said the model has no immediate plans to launch a songwriting career, squashing British press reports that she is set to collaborate with her current rocker boyfriend, Jamie Hince. The source insisted Moss joined the society as an “accounting formality,” and added she remains focused on her modeling and on her nascent design career at Topshop.
This story first appeared in the December 23, 2009 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.
BACK IN THE FOLD: Buyers will cheer two significant moves in the calendar for the Paris men’s shows. Yves Saint Laurent will show its fall collection during the official fashion week dates as opposed to off-calendar, which will make the runway presentation accessible to more buyers and editors. Stefano Pilati and YSL are booked for Jan. 22. In addition, Viktor & Rolf said the company will return to the runway after a three-year break.