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André Leon Talley Definitely Not a Republican; Prada Says Those MET Comments Were Taken Out of Context

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· One of our favorite Twitter personalities of all time, André Leon Talley, tweeted today that he didn't really like last night's Republican debate. He said: "If all white men were like the ones on stage in SC GOP debates last night, you wouldn't speak to one white man in the USA!" [The Cut]

· This morning, a quote from Miuccia Prada about her upcoming Costume Institute exhibition with Elsa Schiapparelli was making its rounds, where the designer said that "they are not taking into consideration that we are talking about two different eras, and that [Schiaparelli and I] are total opposite." Later this afternoon, however, Prada sent Fashionista a comment explaining that the quote was taken out of context. [Fashionista]

· The day before the world was graced with the birth of Blue Ivy Carter, half of Rocawear's New York employees were laid off. Perhaps donating $100,000 to Lenox Hill hit Jay-Z's pockets kind of hard (doubt that), or perhaps Rocawear just ain't what it used to be. [Animal]

· WWD reports that in March, Chanel will head to Tokyo for three events meant to "reaffirm the brand’s commitment to Japan and 're-boost' its image in a vital market." Activities include the winter couture show, a pop-up shop, and an exhibition devoted solely to the tweet jackets. [WWD]

· The ElevenParis spring/summer campaign was shot by Terry Richardson, and it's stars kids dressed up as him. In another shot, an (adult) model holds a cardboard sign that reads "Need Money for Sex Change." [High Snobiety]

· And now, the best news of the day: David Beckham's bodywear line for H&M will be getting a Superbowl commercial, so now you have a reason to watch it. [Racked Inbox]