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Fashion Legend André Leon Talley Critiques Paul Manafort’s Expensive Clothes (HBO)

Paul Manafort, the former chair of President Trump’s campaign, is on trial this week for bank fraud and tax evasion. But his biggest crime of all appears to be one of fashion, if the evidence introduced so far in the case is any indication.

Prosecutors, making the case that Manafort hid tens of millions of dollars that he made as a consultant for a Ukrainian politician, said he spent $1.3 million on menswear alone in a four year period.

The singer Dolly Parton once said, “It takes a lot of money to look this cheap,” but even that doesn’t quite do Manafort’s purchases justice. So we got fashion legend and former Vogue editor-at-large André Leon Talley to critique Manafort’s style.

“He’s the alpha gangster of the moment,” said Talley. “He has taken a lavish luxury and gangster greed to the highest level. And I don’t quite understand what his taste level was.”

Talley wasn’t a fan of Manafort’s expensive purchases, including the infamous $15,000 ostrich jacket (“Simply a kind of absurd, misinformed kind of luxury”) and the $18,500 python jacket (“It’s just snake. It’s just slithering glossy snake.”)

“Maybe when you were hobnobbing with the oligarchs of Russia on the weekends and you’re going to brunch or lunch over there with the oligarchs you have to wear ostrich or python to impress them,” Talley mused.

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47 thoughts on “Fashion Legend André Leon Talley Critiques Paul Manafort’s Expensive Clothes (HBO)

  1. Why doesn't ALT have an interview show (on TV, I know of his satellite radio show)? We can have him replace Charlie Rose on PBS. I imagine he'd be a lovely conversationalist to witness.

  2. With all the money he has been acquired illegally one would expect this DEPLORABLE CROOKED RACIST UNPATRIOTIC WHITE TRASH to hire a stylist to clean that hillbilly way of dressing out of him……….NOOOOOO….he has to have the FABULOUS ANDRE LEON TALLEY dress him down with SHADE……LOL

  3. Andre's fashion knowledge is well known and respected. Just wish he would now seriously focus on and get control of his very clearly compromised health and stop eating himself into a way too early demise.

  4. "I guess if you're rinsing your hair in Grecian formula to make it look like you don't have any grey hairs, you would do this" 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  5. All that money Mr Talley has but yet he can’t get his bottom row teeth fixed, moisturize those ashy feet and ankles, is as big as 2 Volkswagens wearing two sheets!! And yes I know it’s a Kaftan but Dude your a mess just like Paul. Stay out of the public eye until you fix yourself.
    Positive note: You can design some great cloths.

  6. Yes that idiot is freaky criminal. But Mr why are you half covered in a pink blanket with a straw hat. I wish you were dressed like a designer not like you are an old grandma in the porch after lunch.

  7. …If your spending 10's of thousands of dollars on clothes why wouldn't you get some grooming advise and proper hair colouring and styling nothing says class like ring around the hair line …not

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