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André Leon Talley urged fashion students at the Art Institute of Philadelphia to vote, "no matter who your candidate is," and said of Anna Wintour: "She is not that person in 'The Devil Wears Prada.' She is like Catherine the Great of Russia. She has kept that magazine on top, raised money for the Met and for the Democratic party." [WWD]
♦ Election eve shocker! Donna Karan and Diane von Furstenberg are voting for Obama. [WWD]
Michael Kors could care less which network Project Runway winds up on: "I just want people to watch the show." [The Cut]
♦ In the new Agent Provocateur campaign, Helena Christensen doesn't look very happy in cheap red lace, and we don't blame her. [The Mirror]

♦ Former Versace and Halston designer Marco Zanini is the new creative director of Rochas, and will show his first collection in Paris next spring. [WWD]
♦ Nina and Chiara Clemente, daughters of artist Francesco Clemente, are the latest It-girls to be tapped for a Gap campaign. [Fashionista]
♦ Uggs are recession-proof, you'll undoubtedly be happy to hear. [Telegraph]
♦ The best possible distraction from the election: Anna Sui is having a sample sale all week. [Fashionista]
♦ Two more round-ups of how the city's socials and fashion elites spent Halloween. [NYO, The Daily]