STYLE & BEAUTY
07/05/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Tracey Ullman To Host CFDA Awards, Michelle Obama To Be Honored

Ms. Ullman's proclivity for spoofing the designer community and its oddball characters is largely rooted in her admiration for fashion. She is a big collector of Claire McCardell, one of the originators of the American fashion industry, and can casually drop into a conversation references to Christian Lacroix's financial troubles, Iris Apfel's eccentric style and the insistence of fashion magazines to churn out issues about how to dress for your age.

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