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Donatella Versace Continues Political Pundit Work

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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Though earlier in the week a flack for Donatella Versace refuted the idea that Barack Obama had been the muse for the easily parodied designer's latest mens wear collection, telling Fashion Wire Daily that it was "not Obama himself" who had inspired the collection but rather just "the type of man Barack Obama represents.... A modern man with a laid back relaxed look/attitude," Donatella couldn't stop talking about Obama as inspiration on CNN this morning.

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"I said wow, this is a man who inspires me for this collection because he's all about change and hope and to challenge the future," she told CNN via subtitles, even though she was speaking in English. (Which brings up an interesting philosophical debate: Is she hard to understand because she's Italian or because her lips are so over-pumped?)

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