Diddy on Passive-Aggressive Designer Discounting

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We'll have more red-carpet interviews from last night's CFDA awards later today, including Oprah on The Vagina Monologues, Rashida Jones on The Office — she's not leaving! — and Alicia Keys on sunbathing naked. But for now, let's hear what Diddy told Jada Yuan about his designer-discount arrangement with Tom Ford:

What designer do you most like getting free stuff from?
Probably Tom Ford, but he ain't sent me nothin' free yet. If I wear something at an awards show, he'll send me stuff, but I like just waking up and just wearing it. I'm cool with the discount. He has the same one at the Sean John store.


A small one?
Thirty percent. He gives me 30. I give him 30.

We're amused by this transparent cry for help, but we're also curious: Which designers hook each other up? Can Miucca and Donatella take what they want from each other's collections? Presumably Valentino and Armani would have to pay retail. Does Diddy get his pick of Zac Posen … but make Zac pay for Sean John? This is a realm of etiquette we hadn't considered before.