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Did Designer Dennis Basso's Buyer's Remorse Purchase Later Influence His Designs?

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Comedy writer Bonnie Datt once bought a chainmail vest "for clubbing"—a purchase she later came to lament, once she realized that chainmail wasn't particularly slimming. Inspired by this, she now spends her spare time asking famous people to dish about purchases which they initially loved—but ended up regretting, for Buyer's Remorse.


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Designer Dennis Basso is known for his statement-making furs and evening gowns. While his lux,e over-the-top designs probably haven't made him too many fans over at PETA, they're adored by New York's glamor-loving elite: Joan Rivers, Star Jones, Susan Lucci, and Ivanka Trump are frequently seen sporting his wears. Basso's Buyer's Remorse tale is about an item he bought before he achieved success, and ironically, it was for the kind of garment he'd later end up designing.

Racked: Can you tell us about an item you had Buyer's Remorse about?

Dennis Basso: In 1971 I bought a patent leather coat that I used all my money up on. I never put it on. It was never right.

Racked: Black?

Dennis Basso: Chocolate brown. Knee-length. Awful!
· All Buyer's Remorse Posts [Racked]
· Dennis Basso [Official Site]