André Leon Talley Never Invites Friends to His House

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 15: Andre Leon Talley attends the Marc Jacobs Collection - Spring 2012 Front Row at N.Y. State Armory on September 15, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Marc Jacobs)
André Leon Talley. Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/2011 Getty Images

Despite his extensive collection of fancy china, including "sterling silver knives and forks from Lena Horne’s estate sale at Doyle," André Leon Talley does not entertain friends at his Westchester home. "It’s a sanctuary and I want it to be my own personal Ali Baba cave of delight," he tells the Times. He goes on to wax lyrical about his nice leafy yard, the veggie chili at his local diner, and best of all, his proximity to the Container Store: "It’s the best place for my new modern luggage, nylon-padded suitcases on three wheels. I also buy lots of storage bins for my at-home office, and at Christmas I splurge on special fancy paper, to wrap Whoopi Goldberg’s presents." See, you can almost relate! [NYT]