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Flipping through the pages of Vogue , you may not be able to tell one designer from the next, but Andre reveals his personal favorites to Oprah.

"Vera Wang is an extraordinary designer. We love Vera Wang," Andre says. Chanel and Valentino also top Andre's list. "You cannot wear a Valentino and look bad. It's just something in that man's mind and hands," Andre says. "He is extraordinary, Valentino… He has this refinement about women and life."

Who's another pick that dresses some of America's most powerful women? Oscar de la Renta! "He's 73, and he's as young as ever, and the clothes are gorgeous," Andre says. "He's one of the few designers that manages to dress Hillary Clinton and First Lady [Laura] Bush , and that's a real accomplishment in today's world."

Marc Jacobs is Andre's choice for accessories and for young women who want to look edgy, while Michael Kors and Calvin Klein's new designer, Francisco Costa, round out his list of stand-out designers.
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FROM: I Let Myself Go: Confessions of a Fashion Icon
Published on September 15, 2005

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