The fashion world is ga-ga over Barack Obama's fashion aesthetic—the neutral muted colors, pleated slacks and open collar shirts. It was no surprise much of the news media eagerly reported the "news" that the Versace spring/summer 2009 men's collection that just debuted in Milan was dedicated to the Democratic presidential candidate. Not so fast, says a Versace rep. The four black models who walked the runway for Donatella Versace ... the open-collared and tie-less ensembles ... this wasn't "dedicated" to Obama. Only somewhat "inspired by him. Fashion Week Daily attempts clarification.
"It was the type of man Barack Obama represents that inspired the men's spring/summer 2009 collection," a Versace spokesman clarified to The Daily. "A modern man with a laid back relaxed look and attitude. Not Obama himself."
In other words, sounds like "Obama inspired us."
Donatella Versace refutes Obama as "inspiration" [FWD]
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