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Samuel L. Jackson Wants to Wear Brocade, Beaded Things

Jackson in a look from Giorgio Armani’s recent
runway show.Photo illustration: Getty Images, WireImage

We can’t believe we’re about to say this about an actor, but perhaps Samuel L. Jackson should have been born a fashion designer. Or a woman. Apparently Jackson has been mouthing off to the Armani people for years about how they should design their clothes:

“The funny thing is, Sam is trying to get us to use the materials in the women’s collection for the men’s — ever since he wore the opalescent purple velvet jacket at Cannes,” joked Barry Frediani, senior director of entertainment industry relations for Armani. “I’m trying to get them to use different things,” laughed Jackson, who attended an Armani Collezioni event at Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills on Tuesday evening. “I like brocade, I’m thinking of trying to get them to experiment with a beaded fabric.”

It’s true. Women and Vegas performers really do have all the fun.

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Samuel L. Jackson Wants to Wear Brocade, Beaded Things