KATE AT THE TATE? Mother-to-be Kate Moss has another surprise up her sleeve — WWD has learned she’s been sitting pretty for England’s foremost portraitist Lucian Freud, who will be given a retrospective at London’s Tate Modern museum in June. A spokesman for Tate Modern was unable to confirm whether the Moss portrait would be among the exhibition of 140 of Freud’s works. The retrospective is slated to travel to Barcelona and Los Angeles afterward. But will Moss be as naked in her portrait as model-actress Jerry Hall was in her totally-bare Freud?
CAMPBELL’S WINNING SUIT: Naomi Campbell has won her lawsuit in the U.K. against the Mirror newspaper over a report that she was attending meetings of Narcotics Anonymous. Campbell won approximately $5,250 in damages from the newspaper for breach of confidence and invasion of privacy. Judge Michael Morland said the Mirror story, which appeared last year, had “trashed her as a person in a highly offensive and hurtful manner.” During testimony, Campbell admitted to being a drug addict, but said the front-page story and photo left her feeling “shocked, angry, betrayed and violated.” On Wednesday, she said in a statement that “I now want to put this behind me and get on with my life and my future projects.” She didn’t say what she might be again — a writer, a singer, a parfumier or simply a model.
CAMILLA’S MOMENT: One tiny step for Camilla Parker Bowles, one giant step for the British monarchy? The British tabloids were awash on Wednesday with the news that Parker Bowles, Prince Charles’ longtime mistress, was at last allowed to be under the same roof as Queen Elizabeth during a recital Tuesday night at Buckingham Palace. The concert, organized by Prince Charles, celebrated the 75th birthday of the Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich. The event appears to indicate the Queen might be a step closer to accepting the fact that Parker Bowles isn’t going to go away.
SPIN CYCLE: French DJ Stephane Pompougnac, who has a cult following thanks to his Hotel Costes compilations, has traversed the Atlantic to spin tonight at Tapis Rouge and on Friday at Lotus. Expected in the crowd at Lotus are Moby, Damien Loeb and Shoshanna Lonstein, who are all having dinner parties beforehand.
LOSING FACE: Johnny Davis, editor of The Face, has quit, according to sources. “He wanted to get out for some time,” one source said. “They’re so cheap, they can’t hold on to anyone for that long.” The Davis defection is just the latest piece of bad news for publisher Emap. Last week, the hipper-than-thou publishing house pulled the plug on start-up style magazine, The Fashion, edited by Sarah Mower, a writer for Vogue and Style.com. Perhaps Davis should call IPC Publishing about Tyler Brule’s spot at Wallpaper. That is, if he hasn’t already.