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The Savannah College of Art and Design has a gallery named after André Leon Talley in its new museum, and the man himself is gearing up for its very first exhibition. Meaning, he's picking out the soundtrack and what fragrance to pump through the vents. But more on that later. First, here's what dresses will be included. From the Times:
Oscar de la Renta sent long slim black gown that was worn by Penélope Cruz at a Costume Institute gala. Diane Von Furstenberg provided a black sequined wrap dress. There is a coat trimmed with plastic fringe and feathers from the fall 2007 Prada collection, and [Tom] Ford's evening column trimmed with natural string from his first signature women’s show. From Mr. Blahnik, he chose those blue satin shoes from the "Sex and the City" film.
André has chosen to play the soundtrack to the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, naturally. There will also be a video of Manolo Blahnik making milkshakes on the The Martha Stewart Show. As for what scent he'd like to funnel through the whole thing? He says: "The only thing I haven't thrust upon them yet is that I want fragrance wafting through the ventilation system. Either Oscar de la Renta's Live in Love, or Diane Von Furstenberg's Diane." We don't imagine he normally has too hard a time convincing people on things of this nature.
· Talley Prepares Museum Exhibition [NYT]
· Savannah College of Art and Design [Official Site]