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© Susan B Landau
On the LBD Donna Karan wore back in 2002:
"She donated this dress to SCAD [Savannah College of Art & Design] because I said she had to."
On the 2012 Oscars:
"I'm so sick of mermaid dresses, trains, borrowed bling-bling, and a pose."
On why Carolina Herrera's navy blue gown made it into the book:
"Because sometimes navy blue can be black. It's an individual choice... If the invitation says 'black tie', you can wear navy blue."
On Marc Jacobs' little black dress moment:
"Mayor Bloomberg was going to have a cardiac arrest. I love that he [Marc] wore the little collar buttoned up, like a pilgrim."
On that one time he took Whoopi Goldberg shopping at Ralph Rucci:
"she ordered clothes like she was a lady in Paris. And she paid for them."
On Norma Kamali's 2012 latex dress:
"I think the girl called 'Pink' wore it."
On whether his cape counts as an LBD:
"No, my cape is my cape... I do wish I wore kilts more."
On who would play him in the movie of his life:
· Little Black Dress by Andre Leon Talley [Rizzoli/Official Site]
· Andre Leon Talley is Not Leaving Vogue, Says Andre Leon Talley [Racked]