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ANDRE LEON TALLEY GETS INTO THE SEX

By Samantha Critchell
AP Fashion Writer, New York

Fashion has been an important character in "Sex and the City" from the TV series' start, so it's no wonder that the big-screen version has added a real-life fashion character to the cast.



Andre Leon Talley, Vogue's flamboyant fashion editor at large, plays himself in a cameo role. He assists Sarah Jessica Parker's Carrie Bradshaw at a bridal-gown photo shoot for Vogue.

"This is something I would do. I helped Melania Trump plan her wedding looks from beginning to end _ it's part of what I do," he said in a telephone interview with the Associated Press.




The gowns they worked with also would fit nicely into the magazine, Talley says, especially his favorite one, a "more-than-over-the-top" Christian Dior Couture gown. "I loved Sarah Jessica in it. She's a confident pro about clothes anyway. She pulled it off brilliantly, but it's not something that many women could do."


Talley wasn't intimidated or bothered by the camera, he said, but it was a very long day with shooting lasting from 11 a.m. to 4 a.m. Women are going to love the film and try to mimic many of the outfits, he predicted. He thinks the movie has the potential to make the kind of fashion impact on New York that "Breakfast at Tiffany's" had almost 50 years ago. His own wardrobe included a custom-made, gray-flannel suit by Ralph Lauren and midnight-blue crocodile oxford shoes by Manolo Blahnik. "I didn't want to try to be over the top. People think fashion people dress over the top so I wanted to dress like a banker." Parker is featured on the cover of Vogue's June issue.