Tracey Ullman Takes On the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards

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A fun, quick interview/piece for the NY Times with everyone’s favorite British mimic, Tracey Ullman, about her love of clothing design and preparing to host the upcoming Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards on the 15th of this month. We had no idea she was so well schooled in the world of looks, but apparently she’s a regular clothes horse and is somewhat buddy-buddy with the top designers, including Diane Von Furstenberg, who invited Ullman to host the annual event. Here’s a bit:

The crowd can be tough, as Simon Doonan of Barneys New York can attest after insulting Andre Leon Talley‘s turban last year. But Ms. Ullman was not yet sure if she would be taking aim at designers who might be in the room. She was more tempted, she said, by exploring how those designers familiar with the fading era of New York society are adapting to the modern world of invented celebrities.

“You can imagine,” Ms. Ullman said, “Oscar de la Rentabeing shown a picture of Lauren Conrad, and saying, ‘Oh, if only we can get her to hold our purse!'”