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“Lots of drama was served up,” wrote The Wall Street Journal, and the fashion crowd loved it, when Fern Mallis sat down with former American editor-at-large for Vogue magazine André Leon Talley. Michael Kors, Bette Midler, Ruth Finley, Carolina Hererra, and other luminaries were in attendance.

We’ve got some video highlights above, where Talley tells us about shopping at Hermès during the days of layaway, his friendship with Andy Warhol (who liked to grab Talley’s crotch), Karl Lagerfeld (who gave him $50,000 for his 50th birthday), attending Anna Wintour’s wedding (she had no bridesmaids), and more.

Stylecaster has Talley’s 20 Most Amazing Quotes from the evening. There’s more at Refinery29, Glam, Telegraph, Fashionista, WWDand elsewhere!

Buy the book! FASHION LIVES: Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis features nineteen inspiring, no-holds-barred interviews with American fashion icons including Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger, Betsey Johnson, Polly Mellen, Bruce Weber, and Oscar de la Renta at 92Y.