Kate Moss' smoking demands
Kate Moss has demanded a designer smoking area at Selfridges in London when she launches her range of bags for Longchamp their later this month
Kate Moss has infuriated an upmarket department store with her demands for a designer smoking area.
The 36-year-old supermodel is launching her range of bags for Longchamp at Selfridges in London later this month and has reportedly astonished event organisers with her request as they fear she is more likely to use her promotional time socialising with her friends than trying to boost sales.
A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "It's Kate Moss - she can ask for what she likes and they'll probably bend over and give it to her.
"Longchamp are spending a fortune on the sponsorship deal to boost the label. But it'll look more of a promotion for brand Moss.
"The outside area is a bit of a problem. Her people want couches, cushions, tables, heaters and candles to make it comfy for her to have a cigarette.
"But she's only due to be there for an hour. They don't want to pay out lots for her to mingle with selected guests, only for her to hide in her VIP room drinking champagne with her pals."
Kate - who is dating The Kills rocker Jamie Hince - is famed for her love of smoking and it has previously been claimed that she makes her personal assistant leave a packet of her favourite Marlboro Lights on every table in her home before she goes to bed.
A source said: "Kate has five coffee tables spread between her living room, kitchen, office and bedroom so that's a lot of cigarettes.
"She also has a special tennis ball with holes for cigarettes to stick out from so visitors can relax with a smoke."