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Andre Leon Talley wants scented exhibit

André Leon Talley wants fragrance to be pumped around an exhibit he's arranging via the ventilation system.

The fashion star is renowned for his work with US Vogue magazine and has been a judge on America's Next Top Model.

He has a gallery in his honour at the Savannah College of Art and Design's museum of art in Georgia and is currently arranging the first exhibition there.

André wants everything to be perfect, which means working on even the smaller detail.

"The only thing I haven't thrust upon them yet is that I want fragrance wafting through the ventilation system," he said. "Either Oscar de la Renta's Live in Love, or Diane Von Furstenberg's Diane."

As expected, the exhibit is about fashion. André has arranged for pieces from people who have previously been awarded the ALT Lifetime Achievement prize to be put on show. The awards are handed out by the college each year when a class graduates.

Among the items on display are a black gown by Oscar, a wrap dress by Diane and pieces by Tom Ford and Prada.

"People love fashion exhibits because they can fantasise," André told New York Times. "They can respond to a dress even if they can never wear a dress like that."

The star is also planning to have music from 2001: A Space Odyssey piped into the space.

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