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Donatella Inspired by Barack-Type Man

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Not Barack himself for her spring '09 collection. The designer refuted reports that she "dedicated" the collection to Obama. Per FWD, a Versace spokesperson clarified: "it was the type of man Barack Obama represents that inspired the Spring 2009 collection...A modern man with a laid back relaxed look/attitude." The pub asserts: "Indeed, nowhere in the Versace press release nor in her presentation was there any indication of any direct influence by Obama." We told you the billowy silky shirts were an Obamarama stretch. [FWD]