Barack Obama is NOT Donatella Versace's muse. Thank heavens.
But the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate did not, we repeat, not, inspire her Spring 2009 menswear collection.
A writer from the Associated Press mistakenly wrote that Versace had "dedicated her Spring-Summer 2009 collection to Obama," which caused the news to spread that the Democratic presidential candidate was Donatella's newest muse.
On "The Today Show," Matt Lauer even mentioned this 'inspiration.' Now Donatella is correcting the mistake.
"I would like to take this opportunity to clarify that it was the type of man Barack Obama represents that inspired the Spring 2009 collection," a Versace spokesman said. "A modern man with a laid back relaxed look/attitude. Not Obama himself."
According to Fashion Week Daily, nowhere in the Versace press release nor in her presentation was there any indication of any direct influence by Obama.
Hopefully, this is the last we will have to hear from Donatella about American politics or American fashion. Or the American politics of American fashion.
Photo: Donatella at the Cannes Film Festival's amfAR bash in May 2008